Sustainable Development

In 2019 North Bristol NHS Trust, alongside University Hospitals Bristol and Weston, declared a climate and ecological emergency and set an ambitious goal to be net zero carbon by 2030.

ICS organisations have come together to develop the ICS Green Plan - a joint strategy outlining how we will achieve net zero, improve the quality of the natural environment and use our resources efficiently to protect the health of our patients, staff and community.

Sustainable Development Policy Statement

We have adopted a Sustainable Development Policy. Download our Sustainable Development Policy statement:


Travel Plan

The Trust has committed to reduce the impacts from our travel and transport services. The Trust’s Travel Plan 2019-2023 outlines our progress so far and the journey ahead in providing a safe, accessible and sustainable hospital for staff, patients, visitors and the local community.



Biodiversity Management Plan

The Trust has committed to protect and enhance the environment, maximise access to the natural environment for the benefit of health and wellbeing and the prevention of avoidable illness and adapt our sites ready for a changing climate.  The Trust’s Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) outlines how we plan to achieve this, making the most of our green spaces onsite, for both people and wildlife.



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BNSSG Climate Change Adaptation Plan

In partnership with our NHS colleagues across Bristol North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG), we’ve published the UK’s first region-wide adaptation plan.

The impacts of climate change on our health, services, infrastructure and our ability to cope with extreme weather events will place significant additional demands on the NHS in the future. This adaptation plan highlights the climate change risks we face as a healthcare system and emphasises the importance of working in partnership across the region to ensure our Estate Strategies are robust and enable system-wide resilience. By ensuring our region is resilient to the effects of climate change, we will achieve cost and carbon savings and contribute to the prevention of avoidable illness to achieve a healthier future together.


Safe and Sustainable Waste Management Policy 

Sustainable Development Unit

Sustainable Development Unit
North Bristol NHS Trust
Trust Headquarters 
Southmead Hospital 
Southmead Road
BS10 5NB 


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