Using the Double Diamond model to co-design a Green Ward Toolkit

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


About SHARE 2024

SHARE is an annual conference for academics, students, clinicians and service users to disseminate research, quality improvement and education projects about sustainability in healthcare practice. Since 2021, SHARE has been co-hosted by the School of Sport and Health Sciences, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Centre for Sustainable Healthcare.

Design HOPES

Design HOPES aims to advance societal understanding of design’s impact as well as the opportunities, barriers, behaviour changes and tools needed to transition the health sector to a green approach. The vision of Design HOPES aligns with the NHS Scotland Climate Emergency and Sustainability Strategy and aims to generate tangible outcomes in products, services, and policies that promote sustainability relevant to buildings and land, travel, care, communities, and digital design. The project seeks to emphasise prevention, patient empowerment and self-care, eliminate waste, drive lean clinical pathways, and develop low-carbon alternatives across Scotland’s health and social care provision highlighting that “good health and social care is environmentally sustainable care”. In this research, our team is working on two projects: The Green Ward Toolkit and Green Ward.

The Green Ward toolkit aims to guide healthcare staff, providing the knowledge, tools and resources to empower them in implementing new sustainable practices.

The presentation outlined the Design HOPES project and discussed how the Double Diamond Process Model has been used to engage healthcare professionals to help co-design a Green Ward Toolkit.
Period25 Jun 2024
Event titleSHARE 2024 conference (Sustainable Healthcare Academic Research and Enterprise) : Fast-tracking Resilient and Environmentally Sustainable Health Systems
Event typeConference
LocationBrighton, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational