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New investment to help NHS go green in North East of England

The health service’s road to net zero is set for a boost in the North East of England after North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust announced more than £13m of investment to help cut carbon emissions.

The funding will improve heating ventilation, air conditioning and lighting across the trust’s University Hospital of Hartlepool site.

The works will include a site-wide low temperature hot water heating ring main, upgraded plant rooms, air handing units, LED lighting and solar panels.

University Hospital of Hartlepool
    Image credit: North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

“This work will mean our Hartlepool site remains at the forefront of healthcare for many years to come,” said the trust’s managing director, Neil Atkinson.

“Healthcare continues to evolve at a rapid rate and it is vital that we make these improvements so that we continue to lead the way.”

The improvement will also include a new heat pump system that will get energy from groundwater stored in an aquifer – this will mean engineers will have to drill six boreholes into the ground to a depth of 150 metres.

Trust subsidiary, NTH Solutions will lead the work. Assistant director of estates and capital at the organisation, Steve Taylor, added: “This works is a fantastic opportunity to achieve significant annual energy and carbon savings at the Hartlepool site.”

He continued: “It will be a cost-efficient, sustainable way to help deliver on one of the organisation’s key priorities to be net zero by 2040.”

The funding has been distributed by Salix, which administers funds on  behalf of the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero.

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