NHAAAA makes energy efficiency drive look easy

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ENERGY efficiency is an exciting prospect within NHS Ayrshire and Arran as targets for energy consumption are exceeded.

Since 2011 NHS Ayrshire & Arran has saved more than £¼ million and reduced its carbon footprint through its energy saving initiatives - including replacement of internal and external fluorescent lighting with energy efficient LED lighting; upgrading heating control systems; installing a new biomass boiler at University Hospital Crosshouse; shutting down the heating systems in non-patient care areas over the summer months; and an energy saving awareness campaign.

The health board also has a number of renewable technology projects in development, including plans to install a wood pellet boiler at University Hospital Ayr, and a proposal to install a medium-sized wind turbine in the grounds of Ailsa Hospital.

John Wright, Director of Information and Clinical Support Services, thanked everyone who has helped NHSAAA’s efficiency drive a success.