“Solar energy, I presume…”

Zambia’s Chitambo Hospital, founded in the name of Dr Livingstone, is to install photovoltaic panels

Energy efficiency prescription to save Dublin hospital €26m

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital expects to make the savings following a number of upgrades

Two hospitals to save £13.4m with CHP units

An NHS Trust is expected to save more than £13.4 million thanks to two new combined heat and and power (CHP) plants. Vital Energi has signed a contract with Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to install a 2.5MW CHP system which will be integrated into the existing electrical, heating and hot water systems at the […]

Syrian solar saves lives in war-torn hospitals

A new solar project in Syria is saving lives by providing a hospital with reliable access to electricity. The Union of Medical Care and Relief Organisations’ (UOSSM) 480-panel project is the first of its kind in the country and aims to reduce the hospital’s dependence on diesel generators, following major sections of the country’s electrical […]

NHS ‘could save millions by comparing energy costs’

The NHS could save “several hundred million pounds” on energy bills if hospitals compared their energy costs. That’s according to the latest NHS interim evaluation: ‘Review of Operational Productivity in NHS providers’. The paper states: “During a recent merger between two NHS providers, it became apparent one provider’s energy costs were much greater than the other’s.” […]

St George’s Hospital hopes to heal energy spend by £1m

St George’s Hospital in London has signed an Energy Performance Contract with British Gas in the hope of lowering its energy spend by 25%, which would save £1 million. The NHS hospital also expects to reduce its carbon emissions by 6,000 tonnes a year. New kit going into St George’s includes combined heat and power […]

London hospitals’ energy check up could save £1m

Two London hospitals are hoping to save £1 million on their energy bills and cut energy use by 10% with a new energy performance contract. Guy’s and St Thomas’ is one of the biggest NHS trusts in the UK with an yearly turnover of £1.2 billion and 13,200 staff. It provides more than 2 million […]

“Hard to crack”: NHS hospital gets combined heat and power plant

A Blackpool NHS hospital is getting a combined heat and power (CHP) plant to supply it with roughly 25-30% of the electricity and 50-60% of the heat it needs. The 100kW system at Clifton Hospital, which has three 24-bed wards and offers day care for the elderly, will produce nearly two million kilowatt hours of […]

NHS ‘faces £2.3billion energy cost shortfall’

The NHS faces a “severe” budget shortfall of £2.3billion because of rapidly escalating energy costs, it was claimed today. While the growing costs of care for the elderly have dominated recent headlines, behind the scenes there could well be another struggle with rocketing energy inflation. Hospitals are very energy intensive, with processes like imaging, radiology […]

Cambridge hospital to cut energy use­

A top NHS hospital in Cambridge is planning to virtually power itself when it opens a new energy generation centre in 2015. The centre will provide heating, hot water and electricity for the Addenbrooke’s Hospital, cutting the energy and gas it takes from the grid in half. The plans are meant to make it more […]