The NHS estate and its supporting facilities services – including primary care, trust estates and private finance initiatives – comprises 15% of the total carbon emissions profile (NHS Carbon Footprint Plus).
Delivering a net zero health service will require work to ensure new hospitals and buildings are net zero compatible, as well as ensuring improvements are made to the existing estate.
For the existing estate a wide range of interventions including air conditioning and cooling, building fabric, LED lighting, space heating, ventilation and hot water could all be rolled out to further reduce carbon emissions.
We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and our Estates team have made significant progress with actions across a range of initiatives, which include:
Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.