The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D) is passionate and committed about making sustainable development an integral part of our day-to-day activities. We pride ourselves as being at the forefront of innovation and achievement. We are leaders in patient safety initiatives and now our focus is to become one of the sustainable and low carbon leaders within the NHS.
We are committed to improving our energy efficiency, minimising waste, reducing water consumption and reducing the environmental impact of travel. Working with staff is an essential part of helping us achieve this.
The NHS Carbon Reduction Strategy asks for the Boards of all NHS organisations to have a Board Approved Sustainable Development Management Plan.
Read more our Sustainable Plan
In January 2011 we signed up to the AquaFund grant scheme. Since then our consumption has reduced by 18%.
Read more about how we conserve water
Our Travel Plan has bought about a reduction in car travel, through an increase in the proportion of site users travelling by sustainable modes; including walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing.
Read more about sustainable travel
Carbon Management Plan
In the Carbon Management Plan, adopted in April 2012, the Trust committed to a target of reducing CO2 by 30% by 2016, from a baseline year of 2010.
Read more about our Carbon Management Plan
So much of the waste that we produce at the L&D is recyclable, yet we incinerate over 480 tonnes, send over 228 tonnes for alternative treatment and over 507 tonnes to landfill each year.
Read more about our waste management
Luton and Dunstable University Hospital,
Lewsey Road, Luton, LU4 0DZ