Reducing our footprint
St John of God Hospital Subiaco demonstrates
ecological concern and respect for the Earth.
Well respected for our award winning Environmental Action
Strategy, we are committed to reducing water and energy usage,
reducing waste consumption, minimising the use of harmful
substances and actively endorsing the three R’s – Reduce,
Reuse and Recycle.
To support and implement our Environment Action Strategy,
we established an Environmental Stewardship Committee with
the objective of reducing the Hospital's environmental
Our Water Management Plan includes
guidelines and initiatives to achieve a specific water savings
target -through such things as waterless urinals, water
saving devices on taps and installing a system to capture the back
wash water from the main water supply - has already resulted
in significant water savings.
Our major environmental achievements
||Joint winner of the WA Environment Awards
||Finalist, National Banksia Environment Awards
||Finalist, United Nations Association of Australia World
Environment Day Awards
||Finalist, WA Environment Awards.
||Finalist, WA Environment Awards (special Judges Commendation
for Promoting Behaviour Change Award)
||Outstanding achievement for waste management at the Australian
Council on Health Care Standards Accreditation
||Winner, Business Leadership Award at Greenhouse Challenge
||Finalist, Medium Business Award for outstanding achievement in
greenhouse gas abatement at Greenhouse Challenge Plus
||Outstanding Achievement for Waste Management and Environment
during our Australian Council on Health Care Standards
Environmental Management in
Health Care Conference
Held biennially, this national conference was first held in 2003
and aims to bring together health care professionals and
environmental experts from around the country to share practical
solutions on improving environmental stewardship.
We participate in several national environmental events
including World Environment Day, National Tree Day
and Clean Up Australia. In
addition, as part of our Environmental and Caregiver Health
Program, we support the Munda Biddi Trail and
For more information, contact our Environmental Management
Officer on 9382 6307.