Water Conservation for Hospitals
Water conservation is crucial for hospitals, both from a financial and environmental standpoint. By carefully monitoring and managing water use, healthcare facilities can effectively reduce their expenses and contribute to sustainability efforts.
“We are delighted that UHK was chosen as one of the pilot projects for the Water Stewardship project. This initiative should help us to reduce water wastage and improve the quality of water across the hospital site improving the overall safety, comfort and well-being to patients and staff at University Hospital Kerry.“
Mary Fitzgerald, General Manager, UHK
“Capital & Estates support the water stewardship initiative. One of the key outcomes of the extended programme will be the identification of ways to reduce water consumption and to mitigate against water related risks throughout our acute hospital sites. This is an important part of the HSE’s recently published HSE Climate Action Strategy 2023-2050. We also welcome building strong relationships between Capital & Estates and Uisce Éireann“
Kieran Twomey; Estate Manager (Cork & Kerry)
The Acute Hospital Water Stewardship Programme
The Acute Hospital Water Stewardship Programme is a pioneering initiative in Ireland. Participating hospitals will begin by developing a comprehensive water map of their premises to identify potential risks and challenges. This programme is facilitated by 20FIFTY Partners, who provide valuable training and conduct on-site visits alongside representatives from Uisce Éireann. Together, they analyse the findings, offer support, and propose effective solutions. Collaboration with county councils and the Health Service Executive (HSE) further strengthens the overall effectiveness of the programme. Visit the Healthcare Water Efficiency Guide to find out more.
“Through this partnership with the HSE, our aim is to advance water management within the healthcare sector. By helping hospitals identify areas for improvement and implement effective water conservation measures, we can minimise water waste, reduce operational costs, and create a greener and more resilient healthcare infrastructure across the nation. Uisce Eireann is committed to leading the charge towards a more responsible and efficient water usage landscape. Together with the HSE, we firmly believe that our collaborative efforts will drive positive change and ensure a more sustainable future for generations to come.“
Geoffrey Bourke, Head of Uisce Éireann Customer Operations