[:en]Public Health Wales have swept the board at this year’s NHS Sustainability Awards. Winning in the Leadership and Procurement Category, Public Health Wales were honoured for their amazing savings both carbon and financial following their move to the new Cardiff Bay offices.
The NHS Sustainability Awards, announced at a ceremony in London on Wednesday evening, celebrate healthcare efficiency and sustainable development in a year that has presented many challenges arising from financial cut backs.
Among the winners were West Lancashire CCG, which scooped the Digital Award for its strong collaborative approach around health and wellbeing, the first time a CCG has won an award and evidence, if needed, of the role CCG’s are playing in improve wellbeing. Alongside side West Lancashire, Anuerin Bevan were on hand to pick up the award for Innovation following their extensive work to improve waste through technology.
This year also marked the introduction of a new category, Reuse, which was won by University College London Hospitals, for create savings of over £84,000 and presented by former NHS England Deputy Chief Executive, Dame Barbara Hakin
Announcing the winners, NHS Sustainability Day Campaign Manager said:
“Once again we have seen significant savings for the NHS derived through sustainable development. Tonight’s winners and runners up have demonstrated better than any government Report or Policy on how to deliver an efficient NHS fit for the future.”
“Following the recent Naylor Review, which cited how the NHS can make the best use of its estate to support NHS England’s Five Year Forward View, what better way to demonstrate best-practice then to showcase the hard work conducted by Estate teams across England.”
“Sir Robert Naylor calls for quality and leadership to improve Estates, well tonight we had over 160 leaders in this room and surely there can be no better time, then, to recognise and celebrate those healthcare organisations working to ensure the estate matters for patients.”
Tracey Cooper Chief Executive Public Health Wales said:
“It’s just fantastic – they did so well. I’m hugely proud of the team and the awards are so very well deserved – big congratulations to the team.
“The awards reflect the overall aims of Our Space – namely a place that supports collaboration, socialisation and learning while being environmentally sustainable.”
On hearing the news of the team’s success Professor Sir Mansel Aylward Chair Public Health Wales said:
“I am so thrilled, excited, proud and bursting with joy. We may be small but I’ve always said we punch so well above our weight that we produce gravity waves.
“A simple thank you for that to all involved in gaining these prestigious awards and the heartiest of congratulations.
“Llongyfarchiadau ar eich llwyddiant!”
The Awards are part of the NHS Sustainability Day Campaign and national day of action held each year. Further details can be found at www.nhssustainabilityday.co.uk
Winners were announced at an evening event held at Imperial College London on Weds, 17th May.[:]