Press Release

Lynch congratulates Cork University Hospital on Green-Campus Award

Minister of State with responsibility for Primary and Social Care Kathleen Lynch TD has congratulated Cork University Hospital on becoming the first teaching hospital in the world to achieve a Green-Campus award from An Taisce.

The Eco Schools Programme is operated by the Foundation for Environmental Education in over 50 countries around the world.

“I want to congratulate Cork University Hospital on becoming the first teaching hospital in the world to achieve a Green-Campus Award,” Minister Lynch said.

“This is a strong achievement and I’m especially pleased that the partnership between the hospital and University College Cork was a factor. Since UCC is the academic partner of the South/South West Hospital Group, which includes CUH, this award also bodes well for the future of the Hospital Group.”

“Cork University Hospital is the largest teaching hospital in the country. There are over 40 medical and surgical specialities on the campus and this prestigious award will further enhance its growing reputation as a world class educational hospital.”

The Green-Campus Programme encourages a partnership approach to environmental education, management and action in third level institutions. CUH has been working on the Green-Campus Programme since summer 2010, and the award recognises the commitment displayed by CUH to enhancing on-campus sustainability and environmental awareness.