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Energy and sustainability

The Trust has a key role to play in reducing our carbon emissions and supporting local community to adapt to climate change.

Whether you're a patient or a visitor to one of hospitals, or a member of staff, you can help minimise our impact on the environment by:

  • Recycle waste where possible, we have recycling bins in our restaurants
  • Switch off televisions screens when beds are not in use
  • Ensure taps and lights are switched off when leaving rooms
  • Report any faults to nursing staff, who will report them to our helpdesk.

Our aim is to reduce the negative impact on the environment by managing energy use and reducing waste by switching to other sources of energy, improving recycling facilities or using fewer disposable items.

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham