Our plans for Goole Hospital are to carry out an extensive refurbishment programme of our existing buildings.
Our main focus is to make the building more ecologically sound, improving the local environment not only for you and our staff but those living nearby.
It’s important to us that we’re not only here to treat you when you’re ill but that we help to prevent you from becoming ill in the first place.
Reducing carbon emissions has significant health benefits, as poor environmental health contributes to a number of major conditions, including asthma, cancer and heart health.
Heart of our plans
The work is being carried out as part of a wider scheme to implement energy efficiency measures across our site, funded by the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.
And we have already made significant progress.
Until recently, Goole was one of only two remaining coal powered hospitals in the country.
We have invested £2.75 million in removing the coal fired boilers and are now in the process of replacing them with a more eco-friendly low-carbon gas CHP system.
When combined with other energy efficiency measures we’re putting in place – including improved insulation, windows, a new Building Management System and LED lighting – we’ll cut our carbon emissions at Goole alone by 60%.
And that’s not all
Upgrading our clinical facilities is also an important aspect of the works.
We’ve already completed the £330,000 refurbishment of X Ray room one, which included installing new digital X Ray equipment.
And we want to do more to make Goole a truly sustainable hospital that will continue to serve the community for years to come.
What’s happening now?
Our Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system is now up and running and generating our own electricity.
Rather than sending it back out to the grid, we’re using it to power the hospital, lowering our costs and our carbon footprint in one move.
We’re also continuing to work on the new heat plate exchange system that will give us our hot water and updating our emergency lighting system.
I’m coming to Goole Hospital – what do I need to know?
There’s no impact on car parking or access to the hospital as a result of the works at this point.
If we do need to make changes which could impact on you we will post updates here and on our social media pages, so keep checking back.
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