One of the largest NHS Trusts in England, Imperial College Healthcare, teamed up with water experts ADSM to win the renowned water efficiency award at the NHS Sustainability awards last night. The prestigious award ceremony was held at Imperial College, London and herald a record breaking turnout of both guests and entries.
Imperial Health staved off some fierce competition in the category with their collaborative water management performance project enabled by the AquaFund. To win the award ADSM and Imperial College Healthcare had to clearly demonstrate that their project had a positive impact on the environment, reduced costs, cut CO2 emissions and that the project was a combined and supportive collaboration.
The AquaFund – a unique grant offered to public sector organisations to reduce their water usage – enabled Imperial College Healthcare to install cutting edge water efficiency technology, provide qualified consultancy, carry out in depth site surveys, analyse water and tariff data and deliver industry leading bill validation services – all at no capital cost to Imperial College Healthcare.
Having already achieved a year on year saving of 20%, equating to 460 million litres of water, ADSM and Imperial Healthcare have proven themselves as leaders in water efficiency throughout the public healthcare sector. Winning the award for water efficiency at the NHS Sustainability awards underpins this and demonstrates their commitment to saving water, reducing cost and positively impacting the environment.
Along with significant savings, the AquaFund also donates a percentage of its revenue on behalf of the Imperial College Healthcare to charity, WaterAid. This year alone the Trust has helped contribute to 85,500 people gaining access to clean, safe water in Zambia – supporting Imperial Healthcare’s Social Sustainability agenda and contributing to ADSM’s mission to take 5 million people out of water poverty.
Overall the NHS Sustainability awards were a fantastic celebration of the efforts happening across the NHS to drive efficiency and innovation and of organisations taking significant steps together towards a more efficient and sustainable National Health Service.
A new government framework has been launched, which public sector organisations can access to reduce their water costs and consumption by 30%, through the multi-million pound AquaFund Grant Scheme.
The framework provides an OJEU-compliant route for the public sector to access the grant, which provides all the finance and managed services to reduce water costs and consumption – without the need for any budget.
Those accessing the fund will typically receive a grant of between £150,000-£600,000, and see their first water and cost savings within 12 weeks. Much needed cashable savings for an already stretched public estate.
AquaFund, the only grant scheme of its kind in the UK, provides everything necessary for both public and private sector organisations to make water efficiencies and financial savings including; the full grant, consultancy services, site audits and state-of-the-art water saving technologies, together with water data and tariff analysis, bill validation services and on-going monitoring. All provided at no cost to participating organisations.
You can download further information about the new framework and the grant here: AquaFund Framework.pdf
The framework is accessible to all public sector organisations under OJEU reference 2015/S 227- 413650.
Private sector organisations can also apply for grants through AquaFund.
To obtain your grant call us on 01753 833 880 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK with a turnover of almost £1 billion, and water management consultants ADSM, were awarded the ‘Value and Improvement through Outsourcing’ award last night at the 2015 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value in Healthcare awards. The prestigious awards were held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, and a record breaking 532 entries competed for recognition at the dazzling ceremony.
The panel of judges, which consisted of senior influential figures in the health sector such as Robert Knoff (National Director NHS Procurement, Department of Health) and Michael MacDonnell (Head of Strategy, NHS England) commented:
“There are clear outcomes for this project including massive cost savings and helping a huge number of people internationally. This partnership working demonstrates a real reliance on each other and they have worked together to produce a sustainable project.”
Of the 280 NHS Trusts in the UK, Imperial were recognised as the leader in water efficiency, having gained a £250,000 cash saving and annual efficiency improvement of 17% through ADSM’s multi-million pound AquaFund grant. The AquaFund grant awarded to the Trust provided and installed state-of-the-art water saving technology, site audits, consultancy services, water data and tariff analysis and an industry-leading bill validation service.
The AquaFund project also donates a percentage of its revenue each year on the Trust’s behalf to charity WaterAid. As a result, the Trust has helped assist 350,000 people in developing countries gain access to safe water and sanitation.
The awards were a great evening of recognition and celebration for all the organisations making steps to greatly improve efficiency and value.
For more information on the AquaFund grant including how to claim your share, visit www.adsm.com/AquaFund or call 01753 833 880.
Entering the ‘Facilities and Services’ category at the Green Gown Awards with their project ‘Tackling Water Scarcity with a Tidal Wave of Efficiencies’, the University and ADSM beat off stiff competition to be named finalists in the prestigious sustainability awards.
The Green Gown Awards recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives undertaken by institutions in the higher education sector. Over 90 Judges comprising key representatives in education, whittled down a vast number of entries to a small selection of finalists in each of the 14 categories.
The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on the 26th of November in Bristol – Europe’s Green Capital, hosted in one of the oldest and most atmospheric train stations in the world – Brunel’s Old Station.
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and ADSM have been shortlisted in the ‘Outsourcing’ category at the 2015 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value in Healthcare Awards, with their submission “Collaborating for a Better Water Future”.
The HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards seeks to recognise and reward outstanding efficiency and improvement by the NHS, culminating in an inspirational award ceremony on the 22nd of September 2015 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
The Trust and ADSM competed against 532 other entires to get to the final, with submissions being judged by senior and influential figures from the health sector including:
- Charles Alessi, Chairman, National Association of Primary Care
- Professor Jonathan Kay, Clinical Informatics Director, NHS England
- Michael MacDonnell, Head of Strategy, NHS England
- Robert Knott, National Director NHS Procurement, Department of Health
For more information on the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards, visit www.hsjvalueawards.co.uk