The Cheltenham Hospital has spent £3.1 million in the hope of cutting their energy bills by 30%.
The new “energy centre” a building that houses the heating and electricity equipment, will save the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust around £10 million over the next 18 years.
By 2032 carbon emissions are expected to be cut by 32,000 tonnes.
Calire Chilvers, Chair at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation said that The money spent will allow the hospital to focus more on “front line services and patient care”.
The Carbon Energy Fund (CEF) an NHS initiative to help hospitals cut down on energy costs, helped the hospital to get the cash from the banks, it has supported more than 50 other hospitals with energy solutions.