Morning / Visit #1: The German Healthcare System
German Hospital Federation– Deutsche Krankenhausgesellschaft
As a federal association, the German Hospital Federation (DKG) represents 28 member associations of hospital operators: 16 regional associations, 12 central associations. With this diversity, the German Hospital Federation represents all hospital interests in the country (private and public).
The DKG supports hospitals in federal policy. As the umbrella organisation of hospital operators, it defends the interests and concerns of hospitals. As the voice of hospitals, the DKG represents hospitals in all health policy decisions, which is why the careful analysis of current health policy and public relations in the field of sustainability is part of the tasks of the German Hospital Federation.https://www.dkgev.deAfternoon / Visit #2: 30 years of action for a more sustainable hospital
Charité University Hospital
La Charité is one of the most renowned university hospitals in Berlin. Organized around 17 Centers and 100 clinics and institutes, this University Hospital is a pioneer on the subject of sustainable development: its dedicated management department was created in 1989. Due to its wide range of services, Charité generates a waste volume of about 10,000 tons per year. Of this total, only about 2% is hazardous waste such as cytostatics, infectious waste and chemicals. More than 65 different waste fractions are collected separately and most of them are recycled. This implies a strong mobilization of staff, which takes many forms on a daily basis: training, communication...www.charite.deEvening