Energy saving hospital!
SLIGO University Hospital won the Public Sector Award in the SEAI Sustainability Energy Awards. The award recognised the efforts by the hospital to focus on energy reduction and energy saving initiatives.
The hospital was also awarded winner of the Waste Prevention Business Award at the Pakman Awards which recognise excellence in waste management and recycling among businesses, organisations and community groups in Ireland. Grainne McCann, General Manager at SUH said, “We are delighted to win both the SEAI Sustainable Energy Public Sector Award and the Pakman Waste Prevention Business Award. A very active Green Campus Committee have worked on many projects to reduce energy consumption and to minimise waste. Initiatives introduced at the hospital to reduce energy consumption included a lighting replacement programme, upgrading heating pumps, replacing the main hospital boiler heating plant and energy savings campaigns such as ‘switch off ’ campaigns. The waste prevention initiatives have focused on minimising waste, promoting use of keep-safe cups, reducing single use cups/containers, reducing land fill waste by education and awareness on the correct segregation of waste, promoting lean management initiatives and reuse initiatives. Comparing the first half of 2018 with 2017, our landfill waste has reduced by 19% and our recycling waste by 23%.”
Domhnall McLoughlin, Deputy General Manager; Conor Mc Loughlin, Maintenance Manager; Declan McGoldrick, Project Manager, HSE Estates; Gary Streete, Waste Management Co-ordinator; Patricia Lee, Service Manager; Michael O’Brien, Energy Officer, HSE Estates; and Fergal McGirl, HSE Estates.