European Healthcare Climate Council Members


Klinikum Neukölln, Vivantes Hospital Network – Germany 

Klinikum Neukölln is one of the nine hospitals that make up the Vivantes hospital network. Located in central Berlin, it is an acute hospital with multiple specialist centres, covering traumatology, lung cancer and thorax conditions, gastroenterology, and neurology amongst others. The clinic has 1,288 hospital beds, and cares for 125,000 patients each year. With a large workforce of 400 doctors and 750 nurses, Neukölln also has the largest emergency department in Berlin, with 77,000 cases per year. In order to provide for this wide scope of specialised and emergency care, the hospital has a high energy demand. Klinikum Neukölln has taken it upon itself to become a leader in energy efficiency, and since 2003 has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions from energy use by 43%.


Istituto Pio XII-Onlus - Italy

Pio XII Institute is a specialist centre for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of childhood asthma in high altitudes that operates under the Italian National Healthcare Agreement. Its building overlooks the Lake Misurina, (1756m above sea level) and is set amidst the beautiful alpine scenery of the Dolomites a few kilometres away from Cortina d’Ampezzo. Their mission is to provide excellent clinical care and training, by putting asthmatic children and teenagers at the heart of everything they do. The high altitude and vegetation of the region, together with low humidity provides and ideal environment, offering considerably reduced exposure to allergens such as dust mites and pollen, and outdoor air pollutants. As a therapeutic place, Pio XII Institute helps to improve management of asthma with reduced use of medication and drugs.


Region Skåne - Sweden [Environmental programme]

Region Skåne is the self-governing authority (an elected body) of Skåne, the southern-most county of Sweden. Region Skåne’s responsibilities include health and medical services, regional development, environment, public transport, culture, and cross-border and inter-regional cooperation. Region Skåne has eight hospitals, and a number of primary healthcare units and other health facilities. The region is one of Sweden’s largest employers with 34,000 employees, of which close to 80% work for the healthcare sector to provide care for 1.3 million citizens each year. By transitioning to renewable energy, and improving resource efficiency Region Skane is working to reduce its climate footprint. In 2016, Region Skåne’s healthcare sector was 86% fossil fuel-free, and well on its way to reaching its target to become carbon neutral by 2020.


Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust - UK

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is an NHS healthcare provider based in the South East of the United Kingdom. The Trust employ nearly 5,000 staff and treats approximately 9,000 patients each day. The Trust delivers care from nine community hospitals and 65 health centres across more than 1,000 square miles (2,600km2), with over 90% of the Trust’s clinical activity taking place in patients’ homes. In order to reduce carbon emissions, the Trust has implemented a programme called Care Without Carbon (CWC), which seeks to cut carbon, save money, and support staff and patient well-being simultaneously. Through the implementation of CWC, the SCFT aims to reduce its total CO2 emissions by 34% by the year 2020 compared to 2010 levels, and expects to save £4.75m (approx. €5.57m).