Health staff take on green dare challenge

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STAFF at Sussex Community NHS Trust (SCT) began their ‘Dare to Care’ challenge this week in an aim to deliver services that care for the environment, as well as people.

Staff are being asked to sign up to a challenge as part of the trust’s sustainable healthcare strategy, called Care Without Carbon.

It provides a way to cut costs while improving the wellbeing of staff and patients, and helps to reduce waste and emissions.

Paula Head, chief executive at SCT, said: “As a responsible NHS trust, we want to encourage our dedicated staff to help us deliver healthcare in a greener and more environmentally responsible way.

“By taking part in the Dare to Care challenge our staff can have some fun and work in a way that’s better for them, our patients, our community and the environment.

“My dare is to reduce my car journeys and take more walks. I look forward to other staff joining me with their dares!”

Staff and patients can find tips to help people live a greener lifestyle by visiting: www.carewithoutcarbon.org