NHS Trust ‘to cut annual emissions by 7,712 tonnes across three key hospitals’

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which serves a population of around 736,700 people, has signed a deal with Veolia to implement a series of green upgrades across its estate

An NHS Trust expects to cut its annual emissions by around 7,712 tonnes across three key hospitals after signing a partnership with Veolia.

The waste, water and energy management firm has signed a new energy performance contract (EPC) to install a series of green upgrades for the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) – the efficient technologies are expected to generate financial savings of £1.4 million per year.

The ULHT, which is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England and serves a population of around 736,700 people across its three key hospitals, aims to build long term energy resilience and make lasting enhancements to the patient care environment at Lincoln County Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital in Boston and Grantham and District Hospital.

Measures will include installing nearly 13,000 LED lights, a new combined heat and power plant, boiler upgrades, a low-temperature hot water network and new electrical and control infrastructure installations.

Claire Hall, Associate Director of Strategic Business Planning at ULHT, said: “Sustainability, energy efficiency and carbon reduction, are at the heart of our management policy.

“We have already made great strides in reducing our carbon footprint. By upgrading and investing in sustainable technologies, it’s our ambition to reduce this by 28% by 2021.”

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