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Green Theatre Actions

The National Green Theatres Programme is supporting NHS Scotland Boards to implement a wide range of carbon saving actions (known as opportunities for change) that relate to structural, system/equipment and practice changes. 

These actions will be released in bundles.

Published actions fror implementation

The table below outlines the carbon-saving actions that have been published and the potential annual carbon and green dividend savings to NHS Scotland.

Click on the action name to find out more about the action and how it should be implemented.

Action


Date first published

Date
updated

Annual
carbon-saving 

Annual
green dividend 

Remove Desflurane

 

N/A

6,400 tonnes

£834,000

Switch off of out of hours Anaesthetic Gases Scavenging Systems (AGSS)

May 2023

N/A

232 tonnes

£270,000

Change to Surgical Fluid Suction System that discharges into grey water system

May 2023

N/A

75 tonnes

£235,000

Change pre-operative paracetamol from intravenous to oral

May 2023

N/A

38 tonnes

£53,000

Embed waste segregation

May 2023

N/A

353 tonnes

£473,809 

Decommission Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Manifolds

May 2023

September 2023

6,486 tonnes

To be confirmed

Switch off of out of hours Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC)

May 2023

September 2023

6,594 tonnes

£7,798,262

Embed Rubbing not Scrubbing

Rubbing not scrubbing poster

October 2023

December 2023

135 tonnes

£40,959

Rationalising fluid giving sets and warming devices

October 2023

N/A

12 tonnes

£257,000

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