Posted on Wednesday 2 April 2014
More than 100 staff took part in NHS Sustainability Day at Guy’s Hospital last week.
They joined thousands of NHS employees all over the country on Thursday 27 March who held events aimed at saving energy – and money – across the health service.
The Guy’s and St Thomas’ sustainability team spoke to dozens of people about energy saving gadgets and many booked department walkabouts to identify sustainable changes they could make in their offices.
Alexandra Hammond, sustainability manager, says: “We thought it was a huge success and everyone we spoke to seemed very enthusiastic about finding ways to save energy.
“NHS Sustainability Day is a great way of highlighting the simple changes we can all make and maintain throughout the year.”
Sustainable transport options were covered by a Nissan Leaf electric car and a Dr Bike session, offering free cycle maintenance for staff who ride to work.
Each year sustainability initiatives – including combined heat and power generators at both Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals – save the Trust more than £3 million and reduce CO2 emissions by 12,000 tonnes.