A healthy environment is essential for the health and wellbeing of our patients, our staff, and the wider community – and we are committed to protecting and preserving it for both current and future generations.
Whilst the healthcare industry in Australia plays a critical role in the health and wellbeing of our community, it is also responsible for approximately 7% of the country’s carbon footprint, contributing to climate change, pollution, and the depletion of natural resources.
As a leading healthcare and disability service provider, Royal Rehab recognises that our operations have a significant impact on the environment. We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and promoting sustainable practices within each of our workplaces.
One of our primary focuses is the reduction of waste. Hospitals and medical facilities generate a vast amount of waste, including hazardous materials, medical equipment, and disposable items. Proper disposal of this waste is essential for preventing environmental contamination and protecting public health.
We also recognise the importance of energy and water conservation. Our facilities require significant amounts of electricity to power equipment, heating, and cooling systems. Also vast amounts of water are used for cleaning, sterilisation, and patient care. By reducing our energy and water usage, we can help mitigate our environmental impact and make a positive contribution to our planet.
Our commitment to sustainability is an ongoing process, and we will continuously strive to improve our environmental practices.