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Caithness General Hospital Awarded the Alliance of Water Stewardship Standard

  • Submitted by: Gail Ross, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 January 2020
  • Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Motion reference: S5M-20344

That the Parliament congratulates Caithness General Hospital on it being given the Alliance of Water Stewardship Standard for reducing the amount of pollution from waste medicines; understands that it is the first hospital in the world to undertake this type of project, which is a collaboration between NHS Highland, the Environmental Research Institute, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scottish Water and the University of the Highlands and Islands; notes that the project looks to assess the impact of waste medicines on wildlife and the environment, with the aims of investigating ways to capture and remove pollutants from the water supply and developing advice for clinicians regarding how they can prescribe medicines that are more environmentally friendly; believes that this work is essential to further develop the knowledge of the country's water courses, and wishes the project every success.

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Tom Arthur, Willie Coffey, Jenny Gilruth, Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Richard Lyle, Fulton MacGregor, Rona Mackay, Ruth Maguire, Gillian Martin, Stuart McMillan, Gil Paterson, Stewart Stevenson, David Torrance, Maureen Watt, Sandra White