Sustainability leads appointed across Kingston Hospital and HRCH

20 May 2024

Midwife, Perrine Dhaisne, and senior house officer (SHO), Sam Maisey, have recently been appointed into a new clinical innovation lead role for sustainability across HRCH and Kingston Hospital, thanks to funding from Kingston Hospital Charity.

As part of the role, which Perrine and Sam will job-share, they will be supporting us in our ambition to become more environmentally sustainable organisations.

Perrine and Sam will help to drive our green plan, as well as engage with all staff to increase awareness and involvement in environmental sustainability. In recent weeks, this has involved signposting colleagues to the Greener London NHS Week in May, Greener Allied Health Professions Week in April, and Greener Nurses and Midwives Week in March.

They have also set up a ‘Green Health at Kingston and HRCH’ community group, which is open to all colleagues to create a community to share ideas and team up on green projects.

Perrine and Sam said: “We are very excited to be starting this role as we feel so passionately about the green agenda. Environmental sustainability is one of the top priorities in our 2024-2029 strategy and is a hot topic across the NHS, with the aim of achieving ‘net zero’ by 2040.

“Environmental sustainability and health are very closely linked, and we hope to empower all our staff to be at the forefront of our efforts to drive change and to join us on this journey to providing a greener healthcare service. This will ultimately result in a healthier planet and improved health for us all and for future generations.”

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