Wye Valley Trust to heat County Hospital with renewables

Posted: November 14th 2022


A more positive story to finish with as a great example of a renewable energy agenda in one of our most rural trusts. This article tells us:

A hospital is being converted to renewable energy to start heating the site without using fossil fuels.

Wye Valley NHS Trust installed two ground source heat pumps at The County Hospital in Hereford at the start of the month.

The move, which will heat two of the buildings, cost £4.9m.

The trust is planning to install more heat pumps to heat the rest of the site with the help of a £21m government grant.

It said the move to renewable energy will reduce the amount of carbon produced to heat the hospital by about 97% and save 3,715 tonnes of carbon a year going into the atmosphere.