Environmental Symposium on Sustainable Healthcare01 September 2015
Cork University Hospital is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an Environmental Symposium in the CUH Auditorium on Friday 25th September. This event promises to be both insightful and thought provoking and will be of interest to anyone who is curious about the current work going on in the HSE around environmental sustainability.
The first half of the day has a strong focus on energy and the work that is going on behind the scenes to make our buildings and infrastructure more efficient. Speakers include Mr Jim Curran, National Director of HSE Estates, Mr Jim Murphy, National Health Sustainability Office and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. The afternoon session will be full of discussion about the journey towards the CUH Green Flag award and how we can become more sustainable and healthier both at work and in the home though making smarter, more efficient choices. Dr. Michael John O’ Mahony of An Taisce will be on hand to speak about An Taisce’s journey with the Health Services, the EPA Green Healthcare Team will be here to talk about their work with acute hospitals and Denise Cahill will be here to tell us about Cork Healthy Cities. The Key Note address will be given by Prof. John Sweeney. Prof. Sweeney has been a lecturer at NUI Maynooth, since 1978. He has published approximately 60 scientific papers and edited/co-authored 4 texts on various aspects of climatology and climate change. He currently leads a number of nationally funded research projects examining various aspects of climate change in Ireland. Professor Sweeney contributed to the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
We look forward to seeing you there.