On September 29th 2016, HCWH Europe hosted an hour-long webinar as part of the EcoQUIP project about innovation procurement of food and catering services for the European healthcare sector, featuring case studies and policy context, as well as an introduction to the theories and practice of innovation procurement itself.
Gaynor Whyles, of Jera Consulting (a partner in the project), spoke about innovation procurement and the EcoQUIP project itself (a European project, the aim of which is to improve the efficiency, quality and environmental sustainability of healthcare through innovation procurement).
John Cartwright, Director of Estates and Facilities at the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust showcased a hugely successful recent procurement project at Rotherham Hospital, whereby the hospital was able to revolutionise its catering service to make impressive cuts to its energy use and CO2 emissions, while at the same time improving the patient and staff experience.
Finally, Grazia Cioci, Deputy Director of HCWH Europe, discussed the procurement of food in the healthcare sector, the opportunities and challenges that exist, and the EU Green Public Procurement criteria for food & catering services, which are currently being developed by DG Env & the JRC.
The webinar also introduced HCWH Europe's upcomming report: 'Fresh, sustainable & healthy food - Best practices in European healthcare', which highlights some of the excellent work being done in the area in hospitals all over Europe.
Watch the webinar
- Gaynor Whyles, Jera Consulting/EcoQUIP - Innovation Procurement?
- John Cartwright, Director of Estates and Facilities, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust - People Centred, Low Carbon Catering Solution
- Grazia Cioci, HCWH Europe - Challenges on Sustainable & Healthy Food for the Healthcare Sector
Organised by HCWH Europe as part of the EcoQUIP project