Date: 7 February 2023 | 12:00-13:15 CET | Online
Join Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe’s latest event to learn more about how to future-proof your healthcare facility against the impacts of climate change. A Climate-smart resilience plan is essential for any healthcare system to protect community health.
This event will introduce the LIFE RESYSTAL project and the tools being developed to improve the climate resilience of European healthcare systems. You will hear directly from one of the pilot hospitals about how they are preparing for the impacts of climate change.
Why climate resilience in healthcare?
In 2022, Europe experienced its hottest summer on record with heatwaves wreacking havoc on healthcare facilities in the Mediterranean region and beyond. Extreme heat is detrimental to imaging and radiology, impedes blood work, and poses serious risks to elderly patients. An increase in the frequency of extreme weather events is just one example of how climate change affects patient health and hospitals operations – the overall effect is much wider and puts an immense amount of pressure on healthcare staff.
To ensure that care can continue, despite the worsening impacts of climate change, every healthcare system in Europe must prepare for these impacts and future-proof their infrastructure.
Learn more about LIFE RESYSTAL
The LIFE RESYSTAL project is developing a framework for climate-resilient health systems, including tools and methodologies for healthcare facilities to develop preparedness plans and implement blue and green infrastructure measures. This event will introduce you to this framework, our unique community approach to resilience, and showcase the resilience measures being implemented by CH Millau, one of the project’s pilot hospitals.
For healthcare facilities who want to contribute and get involved with the project, this event is the perfect occasion to learn about how to join the Scaling network, a European network for healthcare climate resilience that will help foster an exchange of best practice.