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Sustainable Hospital Award

The environment in which people live and work, has a key influence on their health. This award recognises the NHS hospital that has made progress towards sustainability through the smarter use of energy, transport, waste management etc in order to strive towards a reduced impact of healthcare facilities on the environment.


2019 Winner

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

A £10.9 million investment in new energy technology at Wythenshawe and Withington Community Hospitals, will deliver a combined annual saving of at least half of the energy bill, which will fund the infrastructure investment. The 14‐month long project will also reduce annual carbon emissions by 25 per cent – the equivalent to taking more than 780 cars off the road. MFT are legally bound to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 under the recently amended Climate Change Act and the NHS Long Term Plan. With the declaration of a climate emergency, efforts to deliver a carbon neutral city‐ region by 2038, align with the targets set by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. MFT will leave the climate emergency declaration in place for two years minimum.
 

2019 Sustainable Hospital Award Winner: Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust


Commended

NHS Tayside - Self funding sustainability measures
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust - Energy reduction plan
East London NHS Foundation Trust - Renewable Energy contract



2018 Winner

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

MFT is one of the largest Trusts in the UK, with nine hospitals across six sites, employing over 20,000 staff and treating more than two million patients every year. Embedding sustainability requires a multi‐disciplinary approach. Over £400,000 has been invested in energy efficiency projects since 2017, and the trust has managed to achieve an eight per cent reduction in single occupancy car travel and a five pr cent increase in active travel against a 2015 baseline. Ambitious targets of a three per cent yearly reduction in CO2 have been set in order to reach carbon neutrality by 2040.
 

2018 Sustainable Hospital Award Winner: Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust


Commended

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
South Tees Hospitals HNS Foundation Trust
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust



2017 Winner

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Catering manager Geoff Moyle has worked closely with the sustainability team and food suppliers to provide the best food available and worked with chefs to create an appropriate menu to encourage the use of local, organic, Fairtrade and meat-free meals. The department has introduced two anaerobic digesters, for food preparation and returned plate waste, which have saved over three Olympic sized swimming pools worth of water each year and their own waste compactor which reduces the volume of recyclable waste, allowing more to be collected before removal. The Green Kitchen Standard certification, introduced by the soil Association, also provides caterers with a framework for action to achieve continuous improvements.
 

2017 Sustainable Hospital Award Winner: Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Commended

Aintree University Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust - Energy reduction plan
North Bristol NHS Trust



2016 Winner

West London Mental Health NHS Trust - Broadmoor Hospital redevelopment

As well as a new energy centre and combined heat and power boiler that turns wood chips into fuel, The Broadmoor Hospital redevelopment project features ongoing ecology work which sees hundreds of animals relocated to safer environments in surrounding areas. Scheduled to open in 2017, much of its demolition material is being processed for recycling, with environmental mitigation measures used on the access road for construction traffic.
 

Sustainable Hospital 2016 Winner: West London Mental Health NHS Trust - Broadmoor Hospital redevelopment


Commended

North Bristol NHS Trust - Sustainable Healthcare Campaign
Yeovil Hospital - Waste Management Practice
University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust - Green Impact scheme
East Cheshire NHS trust - Combined Heat & Power Installation


 

2015 Winner

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust set up the first medical PVC recycling project outside Australia, in which three common single use PVC items were picked for their suitability: anaesthetic facemasks, oxygen tubing and oxygen masks from elective, non-infectious patients. The pilot encouraged the Environmental Agency to allow ‘sensible’ recycling of items previously considered clinical waste and helped to open up channels to manufactures to make more single use items recyclable. Compliance with the process was nearly 100 per cent and cross contamination of the recycling bins with other waste was zero, resulting in approximately 200kg of PVC diverted from landfill or incineration to date.


Commended

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust