Hepburn Health Service is committed to maintain a safe and sustainable environment for employees, clients and visitors.
The Environmental Management Committee is responsible for the implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the Environmental Management Policy and demonstrates this by working toward achieving the targets contained in our Quality Improvement Plan.
We encourage everyone to assist us in achieving these targets - see below for how we are working towards achieving our goals:
|TARGET||OUR ACTIONS||OUR ACHIEVEMENTS|
|Clinical waste||5% reduction on 2008-10 figures||
||2012 quantities per bed day have decreased to 2.79kg overall - exceeding our target of 2.91kg/bed day!|
||Expenditure decreased by:
-2% (electricity), -29% (natural gas) and LPG (-6%) in 2011-12 financial year.
||Expenditure decreased by -44% in 2011-12 financial year|
|Transport||5% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
||We are participating in a Department of Transport program - Fleetwise and aim to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 11.1% as a results of actions planned.|
|Waste||90% correct segregation||Recycling: all mixed paper and cardboard, plastics (1-7), cans and bottles, printer cartridges, batteries, used postage stamps, mobile phones, spectacles and corks
|Paper||5% reduction in use of A4
||A4 paper usage remains static. Figures are monitored six-monthly to see if any variations do occur.|
These links will take you to other websites which may provide useful information to help you play your part in the community:
We welcome your feedback - please let us know your ideas and observations on how HHS can reduce its environmental impact by emailing the EM Committee.
The L2P program is designed to assist the youth of Hepburn Shire achieve 120 hours of driving experience before they obtain their P plates . . .
New student accommodation at Daylesford Hospital was officially opened on 9 May 2013.
Volunteer drivers are needed for patient transport and delivery of Meals on Wheels . . .
An Accessible Eating Guide is now available for Hepburn Shire. The guide provides information about how easy it is to access local eateries, including physical access, menus, toilet facilities, background noise and the level of lighting.
Members of the Trentham Senior Activity Group come together on Tuesdays to share current affairs, delectable morning teas and break bread together at luncheon.
Children in Hepburn Shire Pre Schools are learning how to look after their teeth as part of the Smiles 4 Miles health promotion program being run by Hepburn Community Health Service and Dental Health Services Victoria
The local groups SWISH (Supporting Women in Strengthening Health) and SWAT (Supporting Women around Trentham) from Hepburn Health Service have won the 2013 Minister for Health Award for Outstanding Team Achievement for Rural Health Services in Victoria