An action packed day planned for Southampton

Get ready for an action-packed event to mark NHS Sustainability Day on Thursday, 27 March, the event hosted by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust will be from 10am to 4pm, with a marquee and stands situated in the grounds around the main entrance.

The day aims to celebrate their efforts to embed sustainable practices in everyday working and to explore future opportunities.

Among the organisations on hand to highlight recent innovations will be Dalkia, the company behind the Trust’s new two megawatt combined heat and power (CHP) generator, Southern Water and Kier Construction, as well as mechanical engineers Henderson Green and the Sustainable Distribution Centre run by Meachers Global Logisitics.

There will also be a ‘bike village’ plaza dedicated to raising awareness of the cycle to work scheme and Southampton City Council’s My Journey workplace travel project, which is designed to reduce congestion in the city and improve the well being by promoting the use of alternative travel.

They will be joined by Rideride’s bike doctor, who will provide free cycle servicing, while Hargroves Cycles and Freego Electric Bikes will offer advice on the latest models and equipment.

Dr Tom Pierce, a consultant anaesthetist, will host a stand promoting inhaler recycling and highlight his personal drive to improve sustainability in clinical areas of the organisation.