BIRMINGHAM and Solihull Mental Health Foundation NHS Trust’s ‘green agenda’ has been shortlisted for a prestigious Health Service Journal award this week.
The team, led by Neil Hathaway, Head of Estates and Facilities, will make a presentation to the HSJ’s judging panel in London next month, to show the innovative ways of tackling green issues.
These have been through energy-saving initiatives, night audits of the sites, and aiming to reduce the Trust’s carbon footprint by 18 per cent by 2015 - ahead of a national NHS target of 10 per cent by 2015, which have so far impressed the judges.
The Trust, the largest organisation of its kind in the country, is in contention with five other NHS trusts in the corporate citizenship category.
The winners will be announced at the HSJ Awards ceremony on November 30 at Grosvenor House in London.
The Trust, shortlisted in the same category last year, has also achieved 60 per cent domestic recycling across all 100 sites and aims to stage its second carbon-netural annual general meeting next month.