First ecoBiz hospital in Queensland

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Mater Private Hospital Redland (MPHR) has the distinction of being the first Queensland Hospital to be officially awarded partnership status with the Queensland Government Environment Protection Agency program ecoBiz.

MPHR was awarded its ecoBiz partner status in June at a special ceremony held at Brisbane’s Parliament House.

Cheryl Clayton, MPHR Director of Clinical Services and Gay Ryan, Manager of Support Services attended the ceremony to accept the partnership certificate from The Honourable Andrew McNamara, Minister for Sustainability, Climate Change and Innovation.

As the first Queensland hospital to receive official ecoBiz partnership status, we extend our commitment to exceptional care to include the environment and the local community.

I’m proud to accept this award on behalf of Mater Private Hospital Redland and congratulate the entire team for their dedication to promoting eco-sustainability.

Cheryl Clayton,
MPHR Director of Clinical Services

MPHR entered the ecoBiz program in 2006 and initial results from 2007 showed a decrease in water consumption, a review of waste handling and increased recycled waste collection. The hospital also found there had been a significant decrease in natural gas usage, with correlating decreases in greenhouse gas emissions.

ecoBiz is the Environmental Protection Agency’s signature partnership program with Queensland business and industry. It is a program that helps Queensland businesses adopt resource-efficient practices that are good for the environment as well as the financial bottom line. ecoBiz focuses on the areas of water, energy, product and procurement efficiency.

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To ensure we continue our commitment to meet the health care needs of the community, Mater has developed business strategies which address the issues of financial, social and environmental sustainability.

This website has been developed in accord with these strategies, and is the accompaniment to a summary document printed on recycled paper.