Journal article

Green dialysis survey: Establishing a baseline for environmental sustainability across dialysis facilities in Victoria, Australia

Katherine A Barraclough, Alice Gleeson, Stephen G Holt, John WM Agar

NEPHROLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2019


AIM: The Green Dialysis Survey aimed to (i) establish a baseline for environmental sustainability (ES) across Victorian dialysis facilities; and (ii) guide future initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of dialysis delivery. METHODS: Nurse unit managers of all Victorian public dialysis facilities received an online link to the survey, which asked 107 questions relevant to the ES of dialysis services. RESULTS: Responses were received from 71/83 dialysis facilities in Victoria (86%), representing 628/660 dialysis chairs (95%). Low energy lighting was present in 13 facilities (18%), 18 (25%) recycled reverse osmosis water and seven (10%) reported use of renewable energy. Fifty-six facili..

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