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Carillion and Elior Achieve Food for Life Accreditation for Retail Catering Outlets at Barts Health

Carillion and retail catering partner Elior have achieved the Soil Association’s Food for Life Accreditation at Barts Health. The Bronze Catering Mark has been awarded in recognition of Carillion and Elior’s drive to provide fresh, healthy and sustainable food at its retail catering outlets. The Food for Life Catering Mark is an independent endorsement, backed […]

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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. […]

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Health and Wellbeing Boards to be engaged around preparing for climate change

The Sustainable Development Unit are contacting all Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) to get their input into a government report looking at how the health and care system is adapting to climate change. Chairs of HWBs will receive an email invite to take part in the three question survey that will take five minutes to […]

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Monitoring overheating in wards

Managing climate risks to wellbeing and the economy report was published earlier in the year by the Adaptation Sub-Committee. It has highlighted that 90% of hospital wards are at risk of overheating with climate change. Without adaptation the number of additional deaths and illness associated with heat is likely to increase. Currently there is no […]

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NHS Property Services survey seeks tenants’ views

NHS Property Services is seeking the views of its tenants to measure satisfaction with property, including the importance of issues like sustainability. The findings will be used to inform operational delivery and focus strategic planning to better meet the needs of customers. Take the survey here. To ensure the survey is representative of tenants, please […]

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New energy plan at St George’s Hospital can save up to £1m a year

St George’s Hospital in London has signed an Energy Performance Contract with British Gas in a deal that could reduce energy use by a quarter and cut more than 6,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. The deal involves a loan of £12m which will enable the installation of a range of new equipment. The energy saving […]

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