NWAS Shortlisted for Energy Efficiency Award The Trust has been shortlisted to receive recognition from HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards thanks to new initiatives that have been put in place to become a leading health organisation in energy efficiency. Neil Maher, Assistant Director Service Delivery Support and Paul Gilfoyle, Estates Manager delivered a presentation to a judging panel in London in June, and will be attending a prestigious ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London in September to find out the result. Innovative thinking from the organisation has impressed the panel so far which has led to NWAS being shortlisted alongside four other health organisations in the Value and Improvement in Energy Efficiency category. After noticing that there was a problem in the preconception that small buildings cannot install combined heating and power and renewable generation due to the difficulty and cost implications, a formal tender was sent out allowing organisations to put forward what they could provide for us. Significant investment has been put into installing this ground-breaking technology into eleven sites across the North West with guaranteed savings on energy over the next 15 years. Working with the Carbon Energy Fund has allowed a brand new framework to be created and proven which can now be used by other organisations within the NHS which operate out of small buildings. Neil Maher, Assistant Director Service Delivery Support, said: “I am extremely pleased that we have been shortlisted for this award, it shows recognition for all the hard work that has been put into the project by the organisation, in particular, the Estates and Procurement teams behind the scenes. “This initiative has real benefits to the Trust, our employees and the general public as it reduces carbon emissions, provides a better working environment and also makes better use of public money.” NWAS is now at the forefront of Government carbon targets which must be hit by 2020, putting the Trust much further ahead than other, much bigger NHS organisations.