Caring for people and the planet

Helix and ICU staff with certificate

Section of woodland planted as part of carbon offsetting scheme for Hull’s £8m ICU There’s no doubt that Hull’s new multi-million pound Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a huge leap forward in the provision of quality care to critically ill patients. Constructed by Helix CMS in 2021, the new three-storey unit boasts 24 individual glass […]

Hospital gas emissions slashed at Women and Children’s Hospital

Midwives and baby

Thousands of pounds and thousands of tonnes of carbon emissions saved as part of Trust drive to achieve net zero by 2030   A team working to reduce carbon emissions across Hull Hospitals has turned its attention to the anaesthetic gases given during labour – with staggering results.   Until recently, almost one fifth of […]

Castle Hill Hospital now completely powered by its own solar energy

Solar field at Castle Hill Hospital

It took just five months to install, but now a local hospital trust’s investment in solar technology is paying dividends.   Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust began installing solar panels on land adjacent to the Castle Hill Hospital site in Cottingham in September 2021.   The project, which quickly became known as the ‘Field […]

Asthma project is a breath of fresh air

A Hull-based project designed to improve outcomes for asthma patients and reduce climate change has won a national award A Hull-based team seeking to reduce the environmental impact of asthma care and deliver better outcomes for patients has been recognised for its work. The SENTINEL project, spearheaded by Hull University Teaching Hospitals working with NHS […]

Planting now for a brighter tomorrow

A project designed to improve hospital green space, offset carbon emissions and teach children the importance of the environment is underway at Castle Hill Hospital. School pupils from Westfield Primary School, Hallgate School in Cottingham and Walkington Primary School visited the site on Thursday 24 March to take part in a large-scale tree planting exercise. […]

Gold star design with green credentials

The Allam Diabetes Centre opened just a few weeks ago, providing much improved accommodation in which to care for patients with diabetes and in which to take forward Hull’s world class diabetes and endocrinology research. Generously supported with a £3 million donation from local businessman and philanthropist, Dr Assem Allam, the £7.5 million facility stands […]

Hospital staff #WearTheBear

Staff from across Hull Hospitals who have pledged to cut their environmental impact are being invited to #WearTheBear Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust recently published its Zero30 strategy and Green Plan, ambitious documents designed to support the Trust’s aim to become carbon neutral by 2030 – a full 15 years ahead of targets set […]

A greener future is at our fingertips

As part of our ongoing commitment to achieving net zero by 2030, we’re voting leaves! That is, we’re currently working on plans to plant 1,000 trees across our hospital estate as just one way of helping to offset our carbon emissions. We’ve recently received funding for 1,000 saplings courtesy of the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare […]

Halcyon saves energy and saves lives

A team of health scientists at Castle Hill Hospital is showing that better care for cancer patients doesn’t have to cost the earth. The routine replacement of a linear accelerator (linac) last year, used in radiotherapy treatment for cancer patients, with a new Varian Halcyon generated more than just improvements in throughput. The Radiotherapy Physics […]

National recognition for Hull’s sustainability projects

Solar Panels

Hull Hospitals’ commitment to sustainability and to patient care have been recognised at a national awards ceremony this afternoon. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust had two projects shortlisted at this year’s Health Business Awards, which was hosted online by well-known TV medic, Dr Mark Porter MBE. Emerging triumphant in the Patient Safety category was […]