15 December 2011
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust Wins A Top Environment Award
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol)
has won the Environmental Practice Award at the 2011 Health
Business Awards. The 5th annual Awards, announced at the Emirates
Stadium, London on 8th December, recognise excellence and best
practice within the NHS.
UH Bristol's quality systems manager Jeff Bluck was presented
with the award by newsreader Juliet Morris and Kenneth Campbell
from Big Green Book.
The Environmental Practice Award recognises the individual NHS
project that has furthered the progress of environmental practice
in the NHS. UH Bristol had teamed up with the University of
Bristol to pilot Green Impact Hospitals - a new accreditation
scheme to help departments reduce their negative impact on the
environment. Every department is challenged to implement a number
of easy practical actions, including recycling improvements, using
less water, promoting sustainable travel and reducing waste.
If it proves a success and significantly reduces energy use, the
pilot scheme will be rolled out to other hospitals throughout the
James Rimmer, UH Bristol's chief operating officer, says: "The
Trust is delighted to have had its commitment to the Green Impact
scheme recognised by the Health Business Awards. This
prestigious environmental practice award will further encourage our
staff to be involved in implementing practical solutions to improve
our environmental sustainability. We are looking forward to
holding a joint ceremony with the University of Bristol in May 2012
to highlight what's been achieved."
Speaking at the awards ceremony, PSi chairman David Devoto,
said: "Like most organisations, it's the people that make the NHS.
The dedication and professionalism of the all the people involved
in these awards, from doctors and nurses, to administrators and
facilities managers, should never go unnoticed, and should never be
taken for granted."
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