We’re delighted to announce that our ground-breaking plan to install a geothermal heating system at Scunthorpe General Hospital has picked up a national award.
Earlier today, it was announced that the scheme – which could reduce our carbon footprint on the site by 60% – had won the Estates and Facilities Innovation Award at this year’s Health Business Awards.
Presenting the award at the virtual ceremony, host Dr Mark Porter said: “Work is underway to make Scunthorpe General the first NHS hospital in England to use renewable geothermal power for its heating and hot water, helping to reduce the hospital’s carbon footprint by 60%.
“The £40.3 million programme of works across sites in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole is expected to save over £1 million in cash and over 5,000 tonnes every year.
“Impressive. Well done.”
Director of Estates and Facilities and Programme Director Jug Johal said: “Reducing our carbon footprint is really important to us.
“We’re not only here for you if you become ill – we want to help prevent illness in the first place.
“Poor environmental health is known to contribute to a number of major diseases, including cardiac problems, asthma and cancer.
“We’re delighted that the work we are doing has been recognised by the Health Business Awards and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in developing this scheme.
“It’s thanks to your innovative thinking, creativity and ideas that we’ve been able to take this programme forward and I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved.”