Girvan’s hospital hosts EU delegation

A group of energy managers from the European Union recently visited Girvan Community Hospital to take a tour around the new energy plant and learn about the green energy technology the hospital uses. The visit was part of a two-day project meeting held by RES Hospitals and Health Facilities Scotland.

The delegation heard about the new green technology such as the fully automatic wood pellet burning boiler and the wind turbine on the site as well as other energy saving measures. They also found out about the building itself as it is constructed from recycled and sustainable building materials.

Girvan Community Hospital has received another accolade, this time from the Carbon Trust. NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s Assistant Director of Estates and Capital Planning, Dan Doherty attended their Carbon Management ‘Graduation’ Event on 14 June in Edinburgh to receive an award for our good energy management, reducing our carbon footprint and using green energy. John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth presented the award.

John Wright, Director of Information and Clinical Support Services, commented: “It is fantastic news to be highlighted as an area of best practice in our ‘green’ work. We were happy to help our European visitors and hope they have taken away ideas for their own organisations. To receive yet another award for Girvan Community Hospital goes to show the importance that is being placed on making our buildings as green as possible.”