Greening the Health Care Sector Think Tank

Location: Footscray, Victoria
Venue: Mavis Mitchell Room, Footscray Hospital, 160 Gordon St
Date: 20 November 2015 9:00am to 20 November 2015 04:00pm

The think tank provided an opportunity for those working in the health sector to hear firsthand case studies of change, talk to experts, hear about opportunities for collaboration, and contribute to a discussion about how to work together to accelerate progress within the health sector towards sustainable healthcare and hospital practices.

Hosted annually by the Climate and Health Alliance and the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, in partnership with Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network, the fourth annual Greening the Health Care Sector Think Tank took place at Melbourne’s Footscray Hospital.

Presentations from the day are available below.


Greening the Impact of Healthcare, presented by Catherine O'Shea, Sustainability Officer, Western Health

Taking the Heat, presented by Paul Holman, Director Emergency Management, Ambulance Victoria 

Designing for Sustainability – who, how, why, presented by Jane Carthey, Chair of the Australian Health Design Council

Behaviour Change for Sustainability, presented by Michele Burton, Drivers of Sustainability Project Coordinator, Australian Conservation Foundation

Lessons from the Lancet, presented by Ros Morgan, Registered Nurse and Part time Environmental Sustainability officer, Monash Health

The Green Alfred Group: A grassroots initiative for change. ES on the Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum, presented by Patricia Schwertle, Monash University

A more sustainable hospital; what does a doctor do? presented by Dr Forbes McGain, Anaesthetist and intensive care physician


A number of keen tweeters joined the Think Tank. The following is the Storify of the tweets on the day.

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