Hull Hospitals’ commitment to sustainability and to patient care have been recognised at a national awards ceremony this afternoon.
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust had two projects shortlisted at this year’s Health Business Awards, which was hosted online by well-known TV medic, Dr Mark Porter MBE.
Emerging triumphant in the Patient Safety category was the Trust’s eco-friendly slide sheet. Made from recycled plastic and wrapped in biodegradable packing, the sheets are used to move patients safely in their beds and protect their skin from tissue damage. The sheets are particularly useful for bariatric patients, those who are recovering from surgery, or other patients with frail or fragile skin.
The Trust’s multi-million pound ‘Field of Dreams’ solar farm was also one of five in the running for the Estates & Facilities Innovation Award. It was narrowly beaten to the title by a project being led by our neighbours at Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust, who are seeking to use renewable geothermal power for heating and hot water.
It was great to see innovation and healthcare sustainability within the Humber region so well represented on a national stage.
Congratulations to everyone involved in our shortlisted projects.