NHS trust awards energy review contract

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust has appointed London-based Breathe Energy to a £7.6m contract to conduct an energy review and install more efficient technologies. The foundation trust, which has two dozen sites across the borough, the main one being Royal Bolton Hospital, said it needed to address a “high risk maintenance backlog” and it required a […] the full article

Efforts to counter climate change-related health risks need to be put centre stage, says WHO

President of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim calls for action on climate change, saying most serious impacts will be on public health. The world needs to rapidly scale up efforts to reduce climate-related risks to health, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, adding that failure to provide adequate mitigation and adaptation measures […] the full article

England to get first solar powered ambulances

Solar panels fitted to roofs of ambulances in Yorkshire will remove need for paramedics to leave engine idling. The first solar-powered ambulances will be introduced in England from November as part of a Government initiative to reduce the impact of exhaust fumes on the environment. Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust has been awarded a £166,000 […] the full article

Green switch will help save Gloucestershire hospitals £0.5 million a year!

Savings of more than £500,000 each year will soon be enjoyed at hospitals in Gloucestershire when new cost-cutting sustainability measures begin to take effect. Cheltenham General is the latest to benefit from Vital Energi’s investment and know how across a number of innovative energy projects, including efficient high tech temperature control systems across both sites. […] the full article

Circular economy principles help NHS meet cost and environmental targets

Three sustainability and waste experts on what the healthcare system can gain from circular economy principles. Dr Terry Tudor, senior lecturer in waste management, University of Northampton…. Due to changing demographics, the health and social care system in the UK could become one of the largest sectors of the economy over the next 50 years. […] the full article

The Prime Minister pays tribute to NHS Sustainability Day

In a letter to the NHS Sustainability Day campaign team The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon David Cameron MP took time to congratulate all those involved; “I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge well done to all those individuals, NHS Trusts and healthcare organisations who participated in NHS Sustainability Day 2014. […] the full article