Four Sustainable Hospital papers at HEPS 2022 conference

At the upcoming Healthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety (HEPS) conference at the TU Delft, we chair a special session on “Design towards a more sustainable healthcare system” with four presentations: Going green: Waste collection and analyses in pediatric intensive care – Suzan Cochius den Otter, Margot Honkoop, Lisanne van den Berg, Alicia Ville, Nicole Hunfeld, […]

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Vlog by Joke Boonstra on the Sustainable Hospital collaboration

A short vlog by Joke Boonstra (Erasmus MC) and Jan Carel Diehl (TU Delft) which nicely illustrates our collaboration within the Convergence Sustainable Hospital. It highlights one of the cases, the disposable gloves.

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Editorial in Journal of Health Services Research & Policy

The Journal of Health Services Research & Policy published our editorial “Towards sustainability for medical devices and consumables: The radical and incremental challenges in the technology ecosystem” in which we follow the life of a medical device, equipment, or consumable from design and manufacture, to purchase, use and disposal to demonstrate key challenges and opportunities […]

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Greening of hospitals at Medical Delta Cafe

Greening of hospitals was the main theme of the Medical Delta Cafe on July 7th. Joke Boonstra and Nicole Hunfeld from Erasmus MC and Jan Carel Diehl from Delft University of Technology shared their experiences and opinions during short presentations and a discussion panel. The recording of the total session can be found here.

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Reducing the environmental impact of syringes in the Intensive Care Unit

This graduation project focused on reducing the environmental impact of syringes on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Erasmus University Medical Centre (MC) by designing solutions based on circular economy. The thesis can be downloaded here.

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Reducing the environmental impact of gloves used in the Intensive Care Unit

This graduation project aimed to make a start towards greener ICUs. In the ICU care is delivered to critically ill patients. The number of gloves used is high because of the intensity of care and high standards. Due to its resource-intensive production and frequency of use, the use of nitrile disposable gloves was found as […]

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