The climate and ecological emergency is a health emergency that demands the urgent attention of healthcare professionals and healthcare organisations. At East London NHS Foundation Trust, we are dedicated to improving the health of our communities and delivering services that are efficient and effective. From 2015 on, our Sustainability Development Management Plan delivered impressive reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
In June 2021 ELFT declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency, with a commitment to raise awareness and drive down emissions from the work that we do. Working with all our stakeholders, service users, carers, communities, staff and partners, we have committed to a more ambitious approach.
To succeed, we must focus our effort on actions that adequately meet this challenge and integrate sustainability into all the work that we do.