Hospital celebrates green achievements

Barnsley Hospital celebrates NHS Sustainability Day on June 4 with a raft of ‘green’ achievements and projects – including the removal of all plastic cups from the Trust. The hospital has a comprehensive sustainability agenda and is committed to reducing its environmental impact, protecting resources for future generations and providing a health-promoting environment for patients, […]

Single use plastic drinking cups axed at water coolers

NHS Sustainability Day 2021 (4 June) marks the end of plastic cup usage at The Trust around water coolers and dispensers. The NHS bought 163 million plastic cups, 16 million pieces of plastic cutlery, 15 million straws and 2 million plastic stirrers in 2018.     At Barnsley Hospital we used 577,200 single use plastic cups which is equivalent to 1.44 tonnes of […]