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Green Impact Awards

Yesterday staff gathered to celebrate the success of our inaugural Green Impact programme. The Green Impact programme, run by the NUS allows staff to work collectively to 'green' their department or work area, improving our sustainability and freeing up money that is redirected into frontline healthcare. A series of simple and management tasks including embedding and communications, procurement, energy, waste, water and sustainable travel are covered.

Green Impact Awards 2014 Team

Peter Mount presented winners with their awards made from reclaimed welsh slate. The overall winneGreen Impact Awards 2014 Winnerrs were the Molecular Diagnostics Centre team, scoring an impressive 352 points and receiving a gold Green Impact award.  Megan Sutherland, Clinical Scientist said "The MDC team are delighted to be the overall winners of the Green Impact Programme 2013/14. We've really enjoyed working as a team to reduce the environmental impact of our own department, we've been able to do this alongside our day to day tasks and would strongly encourage other staff teams to get involved". 

Close runners up, also achieving a gold award were the Transplant Lab Team. Green Hero Awards were won by Lisa Swarbrick of Catalyst and Helen Townson from MRI Theatres, for their overall commitment to going the extra mile.


Bronze Award Winners


AHP Admin Cluster

Moss Side Audiology/Newborn Hearing

Anaesthesia Department

MREH Research Office


P&ED (Property & Estates Development)

Children's Community Nursing (The Wombles)

Purchasing Team

Communications Department

TGH Pre-Op (Trafford)

Education Campus

The Green Supremes Clinical Audit & Risk Management Teams

Jolly Green Giants (Sodexo R&D and waste management)

Trafford Pharmacy

Manchester Heart Centre IT

Waste Management Lovelies (MRI Theatres)

Manchester Elective Orthopaedic Centre  (Ward 12 Trafford)

Withington Cataract Team


Silver Award Winners

Biochemistry Autolab

Green Lanterns (Estates & Facilities)


Gold Award Winners

MDC (Molecular Diagnostics Centre)

Transplant Lab


The following teams were also recognised with a 'Working Towards Bronze' certificate; Active Case Managers, Clinical Haematology, Going for Gold (Ward 16, Trafford), Greenrays (Children's X-ray), Informatics Green team, Manchester CRF, Microbiology, OD&T (Organisational Development & Training), Patient Experience Team, R&D Office (Research & Innovation), Saint Mary's Rehabilitation, Specialist Biochemistry Lab and Saint Mary's Theatres.

Claire Igoe, Sustainability & Energy Manager said "The level of engagement with the pilot Green Impact programme has been amazing and the awards event showcased the variety of sustainable initiatives that staff have delivered - from upcycling waste to switching off equipment. If everyone got involved in this we'd see huge reductions in our energy, waste and water bills and ensure that sustainability is core to everything we do across CMFT."