Morecambe Bay NHS Trust launches first green plan

Environmentally sound plans to improve the sustainability of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust teaching hospitals have been outlined in a new Green Plan.

The plan will guide the Trust’s efforts to make meaningful sustainability improvements as part of its contribution to delivering an NHS Net-Zero.

Aaron Cummins, Managing Director, said: “This Green Plan is an important next step in UHMBT’s sustainability journey, bringing together for the first time environmental goals from across our operations to form a roadmap. to net zero by 2040.

“Although 2040 may seem like a long way off, we are aiming for an 80% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2028. This ambitious target means there is no time to lose.

“Colleagues within our Trust have already made good progress in improving the sustainability of our operations. This plan aims to build on what we have achieved so far and combine various programs of activities into one single vision of sustainability.”

The Green Plan has been designed to address sustainability in all aspects of the Trust’s work, from heating and electricity to specialist areas such as the prescription of low carbon footprint medicines.

The following are examples of these improvement goals:

– Continually increase our renewable energy purchases until 100% of our electricity is provided by non-fossil fuels

– Deliver at least 25% of ambulatory activity remotely

– Eliminates the use of volatile anesthetic gas Desflurane

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