Prof Gatrad works at the Manor Hospital and the Spires Hospital in Little Aston. Without support from the Chief executives, nothing moves but both Richard Beeken and Richard Foulkes respectively have been extremely supportive. What is being learnt and actioned here will no doubt spread to other hospitals. Manor Hospital has appointed Erika Brunt as the Chief Environment officer who is working very closely with Prof Gatrad in aspects of procurement, recycling and also Social Prescribing – which basically is ensuring that a better and healthier lifestyle can not only help physical but also mental health. She is working with Prof Gatrad on the canal clean project. Prof Gatrad has donated 200 mugs for use in theatres and other areas where there is a huge consumption of liquids in plastic cups.

Spires Hospital catering is seriously using less single-use plastic and has made a Green Team with members from each sector in the hospital working towards a better environment.

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Spire Little Aston Hospital

Little Aston Hall Drive
Sutton Coldfield
B74 3UP

Telephone: 0121 353 2444

Spire Little Aston Hospital

At Spire Little Aston hospital we are committed to delivering excellent individual care and customer service to all our patients, from the time they first get in touch with us until after their treatment is complete. Our dedicated and highly trained team aim to consistently achieve excellent results. For us its more than just treating patients, it’s about looking after people.

We are pleased to support this initiative. Spire Little Aston hospital are moving away from single-use plastics from wherever we can. We have a Green team that regularly meet so we get new ideas on how to be totally plastic free in the future.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Walsall Manor Hospital
Moat Road
West Midlands

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides local general hospital and community services to around 270,000 people in Walsall and the surrounding areas.

WASUP is an integral part of our education system for our teams, patients and visitors to help them understand how we all can make better choices when purchasing products and disposing of waste.