Past, present and future: Hull Hospitals come under the spotlight

Communications TeamNews

Solar panels at Castle Hill Hospital

Carbon emissions, waiting lists and the latest capital developments will be just some of the items up for discussion when Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM) next week.

On Monday 11 July, patients and the public will be invited to hear how Hull Hospitals are leading the way on greener healthcare and discover just how much progress has been made towards becoming a net zero Trust by 2030.

Alex Best, Head of Capital, will provide the ‘Zero30’ update after Chief Executive, Chris Long, has delivered his review of the hospitals’ challenges and achievements over the last 12 months. Chief Finance Officer, Lee Bond, will also present the Trust’s financial accounts for 2021/22.

Sean Lyons, Trust Chairman

Sean Lyons, Trust Chairman

Sean Lyons, Chairman of Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust says:

“This is a really interesting time to work in health as there is no end of challenges. While we cautiously emerge from the Covid pandemic and try to reduce waiting lists for planned surgery, we have to keep one eye on the future in the form of rising demand, changes to local commissioning structures and our longer term contribution to a sustainable NHS.

“Since joining the Trust in February, one thing I’m particularly proud of is the bold stance we’ve taken in respect of carbon reduction and how we’re striving to provide greener healthcare. Our Zero30 Strategy and Green Plan was launched just eight months ago, and in that time we’ve made huge inroads; reducing our carbon emissions, generating our own electricity and saving thousands of pounds of valuable NHS funding.

“We know the public support the idea of greener healthcare providing quality can be maintained, so I’d really urge anyone with an interest in this area to join us on 11th July to find out more about the work we’re doing in this field, and to hear about the other achievements and challenges we’ve faced over the past year.”

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will hold its Annual General Meeting on Monday 11 July, from 12-2pm. The meeting will be held online by Webex and access is via a joining link:

Delegates will be automatically muted on entry to the meeting but there will be plenty of opportunity for those in attendance to ask questions during the event.

For more information on the Trust’s AGM, please email Rebecca Thompson, Corporate Affairs Manager –