Launch of Clean Air Hospital Framework

12 March 2019

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Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) and Global Action Plan have launched a Clean Air Hospital Framework (CAHF), a strategy aimed at improving air quality in and around hospitals, in order to create a healthier environment for patients, visitors, staff and the local community.

The CAHF aims to reduce the amount of air pollution the hospital community is exposed to. As part of this aim, seven key areas are examined including travel, procurement and supply chain, local air quality, and communication and training. The framework group hopes the wider NHS community will champion the framework, so patients and communities across the UK can benefit.

Source: UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, 6 March 2019