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National Sustainable Healthcare Unit Proposal

DEA supports the development of national Sustainable Healthcare Unit to coordinate environmentally sustainable initiatives in health care and reduce its carbon footprint.

It would: standardise and benchmark the measurement of carbon emissions; develop a road map for, and assist implementation of, emission reductions and sustainability best practices and; ensure successful implementation of sustainable healthcare initiatives at state, regional, health organisation / network, hospital and practice levels.

A national Sustainable Healthcare Unit (nSHU) - PDF (September 2021)

DEA’s submission on the National Climate and Health Strategy - PDF (July 2023)