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Donated supplies to help reduce landfill waste

The Northern Clinical School recently organised a donation drive across RNSH as part of MedEarth initiative.

MedEarth is a not-for-profit organisation that recovers medical supplies and equipment from various health services globally to redistribute and reduce landfill waste.

The donation drive involved collecting safe-to-use medical supplies that would otherwise be discarded due to insurance regulations, hospital inventory systems, renovations, and equipment updates.

Northern Clinical School students along with Clinical Skills Educator Monique Gilbert visited various departments around RNSH and received a great response from the hospital.

Head of the Northern Clinical School Associate Professor Margaret Schnitzler said the school was proud to be able to organise donation drive.

“It’s very rewarding to contribute to this initiative to reduce waste, particularly when the donated supplies can be used to help communities in need, rather than being discarded. 

“I am proud that our students and staff have led this project.”

NSLHD has been actively working on its sustainability efforts, committing to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2035, with most of the reduction – 70 to 80 per cent – to be achieved by 2030.

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