Key messages

  • There is a guide for health services on how to reduce the environmental impact of dialysis services.
  • Dialysis services are resource-intensive, using water, energy and a range of consumables, and generating waste.

Dialysis services, like many services within the healthcare setting, are resource-intensive, using water, energy and a range of consumables, and generating waste.

A number of initiatives have been implemented by health services to reduce resource use in dialysis and to increase sustainability within dialysis services. These initiatives generally relate to water use, energy use and waste management.

The guide Sustainability in healthcare: dialysis services has been prepared to help health services and renal networks link to existing sustainability programs applicable to dialysis services.

Case studies

As more projects are implemented within dialysis services, case studies will be prepared and made available through this website.

Read about staff-driven sustainability initiatives in a Melbourne Health dialysis centre.

Health services that wish to provide case study information should send details of the project to sustainability@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

Contact details

  • Sustainability Unit, Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority

    Department of Health & Human Services

    For advice and support about environmental sustainability in healthcare provision.