Sligo University Hospital awarded its second ‘Green Flag’

Sligo University Hospital has been awarded its second ‘Green Flag’.


It’s after a successful re-certification audit by An Taisce.


The internationally recognised ‘Green Flag’ was awarded following a major assessment process and recognises the commitment of hospital management and staff, HSE Estates, the NUI Galway Medical Academy and the hospital’s Green Campus Committee in developing the hospital as a healthcare facility that delivers high quality care, improved public health and wellbeing in an environmentally responsible and sustainable way.


The hospital has participated in the An Taisce Green Campus Programme since 2016 and was awarded its first Green flag in 2020 following the successful implementation of a number of sustainable initiatives.


The second green flag has been awarded in recognition of the hospitals commitment to a sustainable health care system and greener campus.


Sligo University Hospital has implemented a number of successful initiatives to date relating to Energy, Waste, Water and Biodiversity.


Such initiatives have included the phase out of single use cups from the canteen, a tap replacement programme to reduce water wastage, the installation of an onsite food composting unit to compost hospital generated food waste and the creation of the SUH Garden project to preserve and enhance Biodiversity on campus.