York Hospital is to get a green refit.
York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded a £9m government grant to make eco-friendly changes to two of its hospitals, York and Bridlington.
York Hospital’s funding will provide energy efficiency improvements to the main ward block with external wall insulation and new windows, together with low carbon heat pumps and pipework insulation.
That should result in a saving of 575 tonnes of carbon.
At Bridlington Hospital the funding has the potential to make the site a shining example of sustainability, achieving close to zero carbon emissions by replacing a 20 year old boiler with an air source heat pump.
The work will go towards the trust’s target – to deliver a net zero estate by 2040 on all its buildings and an 80 percent reduction by 2032.
Head of sustainability Jane Money described the York upgrade as “the first step in a new programme to work towards these targets with significant carbon savings”.