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Sustainability at UHS

Climate change poses a major threat to our health as well as our planet.

The environment is changing, that change is accelerating, and this has direct and immediate consequences for our patients, the public and the NHS.

UHS has a history of activities aimed at reducing it's impact on the environment including:

  • CHP boilers which use waste heat to generate electricity on site
  • Photo Voltaic systems generating renewable electricity
  • Bat boxes on the new building
  • Green wall
  • Introduction of re-usable sharps bins to avoid significant waste
  • Dramatic reduction in waste to landfill, with nearly all material either recycled or processed to generate electricity

We are committed to delivering a world-class sustainable healthcare system; identifying areas where we can reduce our environmental impact as well as raising awareness and providing support for sustainable initiatives.

We are currently developing a new sustainable development management plan which will set out its approach towards NHS England's Net Zero targets.

Contact us

We welcome suggestions and feedback. You can contact us at

Earth Day - 22 April 2021

The theme for this year's Earth Day is ‘restore our earth’.

We are holding a virtual live event on Thursday, 22 April 2021 between 12 and 2pm.

The event will be opened by David French, interim CEO at UHS, and hosted by Jason Light, head of sustainability and energy at UHS, and will also feature a number of guest speakers.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions about the environmental challenges facing the healthcare industry and how we plan to overcome them.

We will take questions on the day, but you can submit a question in advance by emailing it to

Find out more and register for event

The event will be held on Microsoft Teams: 


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