The trust which runs Grantham Hospital has won an innovation award for its work on reducing its carbon footprint.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has won the Estates and Facilities Innovation Award at this year’s Health Business Awards.
This award highlights the work the trust’s facilities team has been doing to reduce its carbon footprint and at the same time make financial savings which can instead be used for patient care.
The trust has joined forces with Veolia to manage improvements to its energy infrastructure over the next 15 years. In the first year of this contract the trust has installed LED lighting in its hospitals at Grantham, Lincoln and Boston, and installed a new combined heat and power unit at Lincoln.
These energy upgrades are expected to generate financial savings of £1.4 million per year and will cut annual carbon emissions by 7,712 tonnes.