Cheltenham Hospital slices energy bills

Cheltenham Hospital has spent £3.1 million in the hope of lowering their energy bills by 30%. The new “energy centre” a building that houses the heating and electricity equipment, will […]

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By Taryn Nixon

Cheltenham Hospital has spent £3.1 million in the hope of lowering their energy bills by 30%.

The new “energy centre” a building that houses the heating and electricity equipment, will save the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust around £10 million over the next 18 years.

It’s expected to cut carbon emissions by around 32,000 tonnes by 2032.

The money spent will allow the hospital to focus more on “front line services and patient care” said Clair Chilvers, Chair at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation.

The Carbon Energy Fund (CEF) an NHS initiative to help hospitals cut down on energy costs, helped the hospital to get the cash from the banks, it has supported more than 50 other hospitals with energy solutions.