Hospital Trust joins the £100K Club

SWM member Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, which runs the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and Telford’s Princess Royal Hospital (PRH), has been using Warp-It to re-use surplus items – from paper clips and filing trays to cabinets, desks and chairs – instead of sending them to landfill. The Trust recently won a prestigious international environmental award for their work with Warp-It and has now been presented with a certificate for joining the organisation’s £100K Club.

Alex Ford, Sustainable Travel Plan Co-ordinator at SaTH, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and recognises the efforts that we are making to make the Trust more sustainable and reduce waste. Warp-it is an innovative idea that our staff have really embraced, and it is just one of the methods that we are using to reduce our environmental footprint. It also means that instead of spending money, we are saving it.”

The £100,000 landmark was achieved last week when 23 patient chairs were found in a basement storage area and relocated to the different departments within PRH and RSH. More recently, the Trust’s catering team bagged a haul of kitchen equipment valued at £5,000, including fridge freezers, steamers and cookers from another NHS Trust.