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NHS: Striving for Greener Pastures

The NHS has recently spoken out about its aims to reduce its impact on the environment by making sustainable and responsible purchasing decisions in all areas of its operations.

With the healthcare sector under the spotlight, the NHS plans to reduce both its spending, which is constantly under review, and carbon footprint in recognition of its responsibilities to the environment and its customers.

"We are committed to putting the principles of sustainability into practice across our operations, and place a strong emphasis on reducing our impact on the environment," affirmed operational sustainability manager Colin Stuart.

Making progress

Since 2008, the National Health Service has improved its carbon efficiency by 33%, and recycled more than 7,200t of waste. However, the NHS wants to drive further still to reach heightened sustainability targets by 2016.

Infection control

Although only a small part of the solution, to a very sizeable task, Dycem can help to reduce costs and carbon emissions whilst preventing the spread of up to 99.9% of contaminants in critical healthcare areas.

Why choose Dycem?

Dycem has helped hospitals and healthcare facilities reduce particle counts in operating theatres, surgery rooms, assessment rooms, aseptic units and pharmacies, to provide a safer environment for patients and reduce the risk of harmful particulates, microorganisms and HCAIs in patient care.

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