NSLHD News January 31

Hornsby to become more environmentally Friendly

A new recycling scheme has been rolled out at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital which will see an increase in the amount of recycled waste. Staff and visitors are being encouraged to embrace the new dry-mix recycling scheme which will allow for more waste products to be diverted from landfill. While the hospital has been recycling some of its waste for many years, the new program allows for many more products to be recycled. General Manager Lee Gregory said new dry-mix bins around the hospital would now accept coffee cups, water bottles, paper and plastics, including soft plastics such as bags and uncontaminated single- Our amazing grace Nurse Grace Jones made headlines around the nation and across the globe when she saved the life of The Wiggles’ Greg Page. The Royal North Shore Hospital registered nurse was on a night out to watch The Wiggles perform a charity concert for the bushfires, when the famous former yellow wiggle collapsed on stage. Grace sprang into action and immediately offered her help, performing CPR and using a defibrillator, which paramedics have credited her for saving Greg’s life.

use medical items and their packaging. “We have always recycled, but we are taking our program to the next level by driving more waste into recycling,” he said. “Our staff and patients have wanted to do more and by changing where we send our waste to be processed we can do more to reduce our environmental footprint.” In coming months, the hospital will also launch the Return and Earn bottle scheme which will see the hospital raise money to go back into services. “There is always more we can be doing and I am looking forward to more ways our hospital can protect the environment,” Mr Gregory said.

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital General Manager Lee Gregory

Grace Jones appeared in The Sunday Telegraph on January 19 after saving the life of Greg Page

the knowledge that helped him and saved him.” Grace is like so many of our medical staff, who spring into action when off-duty to help others who need medical assistance. Grace, 23, is now back to caring for our patients at RNSH. Greg has left hospital and is now recovering at home.

Overnight, Grace became a household name as media outlets from across Australia interviewed her on her experience, praising her as a hero. “I don’t really think of myself as a hero,” Grace told The Daily Telegraph. “I’ve been trained to do that and I kind of flicked a switch. I went in and I just used all


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