Climate Action Team at Sherwood Forest Hospitals shortlisted for award

Sherwood Forest Hospitals’ climate action initiative has been shortlisted for a top award.

By Shelley Marriott
Tuesday, 31st August 2021, 12:17 pm

The team was shortlisted in the environmental sustainability category at the national HSJ Awards for its work promoting a greener future for their colleagues and patients, including the health and wellbeing benefits from a physical, and mental health perspective.

The awards recognise outstanding contribution to healthcare, in what has been an exceptional and challenging period across the sector.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust provides health services at Sutton’s King’s Mill and Mansfield Community hospitals, as well as Kirkby’s Ashfield Health Village.

Helena Clements, consultant paediatrician and Climate Action Team lead, at Sherwood Forest Hospitals

Helena Clements, trust consultant paediatrician and climate action tam lead, said: “The climate aion team is thrilled to have been shortlisted at this year’s HSJ Awards.

“This recognition reflects the collective passion we all have for the environment and how we want to do all we can as a trust.

“As colleagues working in the NHS, we also want to ensure our local environment is safe, clean and green for everyone.

“The climate action team has worked so hard to put climate on the map and at the forefront of colleagues’ minds, to support a low-carbon community for our children and grandchildren locally, and globally.”

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Partnership recognition

Along with the climate action team, Proud2bOps have also been nominated for an award as for its partnership with the trust.

Emma Challans, Proud2bOps chairman and trust director of culture and improvement, said: “This recognition really does reflect the collaborative efforts and dedication of our operational colleagues and partners who have worked so tirelessly to successfully deliver Proud2bOps.

“Knowing there was such stiff competition this year truly makes this announcement feel like a wonderful achievement for everyone involved.

“We can see from the other shortlisted applicants that the standard of entries was high this year and competition has been tough. This reflects that over the past 18 months, visionary people from across the NHS, care organisations, social care and the public sector have worked together to innovate and to solve some of the hardest problems affecting our communities.”

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