Sustainability – that means three aspects: social, environmental and economic ones. Nowadays it is an important catchphrase that can be heard in many areas. But what about sustainability in hospitals? Green Hospital and Blue Hospital are two main concepts that deal with the topic and provide criteria for sustainable hospitals – with all social, environmental and economic aspects. Read more about the role of sustainability in hospital management in the Topic of the Month August.
Hospitals logistics is a very broad field and encompasses many areas – ranging from surgical planning to patient transport but also including categories such as laboratory and waste disposal. But how does this broad spectrum fare in terms of sustainability?
Hospitals seldom operate economically and sustainably – old building structures and the intricate logistics operations involving expensive patient care are costly. To get out of the red, hospitals need to become more efficient in all areas. One way to achieve this goal leads through the Blue Hospital Concept.