Western Health and Donations In Kind-Rotary International
Equipment Reissue Program for Hardship
Finalist in the 2019 Premier's Sustainability Awards – Health category
The Equipment Reissue Program for Hardship re-homes potentially useful second-hand pieces of allied healthcare equipment. Over a six-month trial period, 87 items such as crutches, four-wheeled frames and shower chairs, were provided to patients who would have struggled to obtain them otherwise.
Working not just within the health service but also with Rotary International, the program embodies the best of sustainability practice by helping disadvantaged patients while simultaneously making a significant contribution to reducing healthcare waste in a true circular economy initiative.