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We were the second NHS organisation to take part in the Green Impact Scheme, an environmental accreditation and awareness scheme run by the National Union of Students.

Since the launch in 2012, Green Impact has continued to grow at the trust. Through the programme, staff are continuing to make RBCH more sustainable, ensuring resources are not being wasted, enabling us to concentrate on providing a high quality service for patients. It is estimated the over the past 5 years, Green Impact has saved over £80,000 through implementing these energy and resource saving initiatives.

Regular articles about sustainability and energy efficiency are included within the staff magazines as well as regular events such as NHS Sustainability Day, Fairtrade fortnight and Liftshare week.


It has been another record year for Green Impact at the trust, with 19 departments reaching award level standards. In total, 7 departments achieved Bronze, 3 Silver, and 9 Gold. This year also saw the launch of Operation TLC - standing for Turn Off, Lights Out, Close Doors. This initiative is based on research that these energy saving actions not only reduce carbon emissions, but at the same time, improve patient environments through increased privacy and reduced noise, resulting in better patient care. In its first year, 4 departments received the TLC awards for implementing these actions.

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Green impact award winners

2016 has been a record year for Green Impact at RBCH in terms of award levels achieved, actions logged, and the number of teams. From 2015, 2 more Silver and 3 more Gold accreditations were awarded, totalling 3 Bronze, 4 Silver and 6 Gold awards.


green impact awards

In 2015, 3 Bronze, 2 Silver and 3 Gold standard awards were presented. 2014-2015 also resulted in £19,069 worth of savings - equivalent to 131 blood bags.


Green impact award winners

In 2014, 5 Bronze standards were awarded, with one team reaching Silver. Also in 2013-2014, the trust saved £23,600 through sustainable actions - equivalent to one band five nurse.


Green impact award winners

In its first year, 4 Bronze awards were achieved.