University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (the Trust) is the largest hospital in the South West peninsula, providing secondary treatment for patients from all over the region with a total catchment of two million. Like many trusts around the country, the Trust found that dealing with resource shortages, conflicting advice and cumbersome data sets made sustainability initiatives a challenge. The Trust therefore turned to us for assistance in developing a workable and effective baseline to underpin their sustainability strategy.
Alongside navigating NHS sustainability requirements, the Trust was particularly focused on:
Developing a confident understanding of its sustainability to assess how it was performing compared to other Trusts within the local area
Generating stakeholder engagement
We therefore began our partnership with the Trust by helping them gather appropriate data sets and emission factors. From here, we helped the Trust to establish a roadmap to net zero for both the directly controlled emissions and additional relevant scope 3 emissions.
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