Getting to a net zero health system will require changes and innovations across every service and every specialty. NSW Health’s net zero programs will support, connect and inspire our staff to rethink and reimagine their service, with a net zero lens.
NSW Health will be appointing Net Zero Leads in ten areas to lead and coordinate this work.
See what is happening and find key resources in your area.
Find out how allied health professionals can contribute to a net zero health service,
Anaesthetic gases are 5% of a hospital's carbon footprint.
We need to improve environmental sustainability within emergency departments.
Clinicians have an important role to play in decarbonising our health system.
Find out how to reduce carbon emissions from diagnostic imaging.
Nurses and midwives are critical in our transition to net zero.
Pathology testing, together with imaging, contributes 9% of healthcare’s carbon footprint.
Pharmaceuticals are 19% of the Australian health system’s carbon footprint.
Metered dose inhalers are 3% of healthcare’s carbon footprint,
Theatres currently produce 30% of a hospital’s waste.
Have you been part of a project or initiative that is driving net zero across the NSW public health system? We invite you to tell us about Net Zero projects or initiatives that you have been involved in.
Email us to let us know about your project or initiative.