Motion raised in Scottish Parliament

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Motion in Scottish Parliament

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Scottish Parliament

Narrative S5M-20344: Gail Ross, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/01/2020 RCaithness General Hospital Awarded the Alliance of Water Stewardship Standard 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: Emma Harper, Rona Mackay, Bill Kidd, Richard Lyle, Stuart McMillan, David Torrance, Gil Paterson, Sandra White, Stewart Stevenson, Jenny Gilruth, Fulton MacGregor, Tom Arthur, Willie Coffey
Impact statusOpen
Impact date8 Jan 2020
Category of impactPublic policy Impacts
Impact levelEngagement