The Trust’s Energy and Environmental Team for winning the Water and Energy Award at this year’s Sustainable Health and Care Awards 2018.
The team won the award for its successful Trustwide Energy Campaign and use of the Energy Data Innovation Network (EDI-net). The online interactive tool allows staff to access accurate energy performance information about their site electronically in a RAG (red, amber, green) rated smiley face system, which tells them how successful their energy conservation efforts have been that week. The combination of the EDI-net and annual Energy Challenge has had a positive impact on the Trust’s energy management and staff engagement in this area.
The team and Capital Services colleagues were also Highly Commended in the Capital Projects – Building Design Efficiency Category, for its work in ensuring sustainability principles were considered in the building of Hopewood. This included maximising energy and resource efficiency, the value of green space and occupants’ wellbeing, space utilisation and materials used.
Professor Lord Robert Winston presented the team with their award at the Sustainable Health and Care Awards and gala dinner at the Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham, on 21 November 2018.
Lynn Walker, Trust Environmental and Sustainability Manager, said: “The team and I were delighted to be announced as winners of the Water and Energy Category at this year’s Sustainable Health and Care Awards, especially given the calibre and number of other shortlisted Trusts. It is incredibly humbling and rewarding to have your efforts acknowledged by those who are most influential in both the sector and the wider sustainability agenda. We are extremely passionate about what we do and will build on this success to ensure that the Trust continues to deliver sustainable healthcare for our patients.”
The awards were commissioned by the Sustainable Development Unit and delivered by NHS Employers. The awards were created to highlight and celebrate the fantastic sustainable development work across the NHS, social care and public sector, providing organisations, teams and individuals the opportunity to showcase their projects.