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Sustainability in healthcare to be showcased at conference

Posted 06 September 2019

Renae McBrien is an award winning radiographer with a focus on sustainable healthcare. Renae will be speaking at the 2019 VHA Annual Conference: The future of health, an imperative for change on the importance of sustainability in healthcare and the benefits of therapeutic gardens.

Creating improvements for environmental sustainability through reducing waste, increasing green-spaces, managing resources and reducing carbon-emissions provides extensive benefits to the environment, reduces cost overheads as well as increases patient wellbeing. With the cost of operation becoming increasingly higher, healthcare providers that invest in sustainable practice can strengthen patient outcomes and create additional efficiencies. 

Renae has over 20 years of experience as a radiographer, working to improve hospitals by creating therapeutic sensory gardens and implementing a sustainable waste recycling and procurements processes. She has received many awards for her work including International Women’s Day MSH, Inter-professional of the Year, Planetree Kindness Award and has recently been featured on the ABC's War on Waste.

The VHA Annual Conference will be held on 3 and 4 October at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

VHA members receive a complimentary registration to the annual conference upon renewing membership for 2019-20. A code to access the complimentary registration will be supplied to members once they have renewed.

To register click here.

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