PERFORMANCE: University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust remains one of the greenest nationally, according to the Environment Agency.

Results of a performance survey by the Government’s Environment Agency place the hospital best in the North West for carbon reduction, and amongst the top organisations in the whole country in both the public and private sectors. The table is based on the size of the organisations, the amount of CO2 emitted each year, and comparisons to last year’s figures.

Karen James, acting chief executive, said: “We have introduced many energy saving schemes including our biomass boiler, which was a UK first when it was installed three years ago, ground source heating and solar panels on our newest buildings. But it’s our wonderful team of green champions who have introduced for example staff allotments, cycle to work and car share schemes and a regular open air market where we source local produce that have really made us think green.”