Local NHS Trust’s Climate Action Team shortlisted in this year’s HSJ Awards

Posted Tuesday, August 24, 2021 11:21 AM

Sherwood Forest Hospitals’ Climate Action initiative has been shortlisted in the Environmental Sustainability category at the national HSJ Awards 2021. The awards recognise outstanding contribution to healthcare, in what has been an exceptional and challenging period across the sector.

Sherwood’s Climate Action Team was shortlisted for their Climate Action work at the Trust and within the local community, and for promoting a greener future for their colleagues and patients, including the health and wellbeing benefits from a physical, and mental health perspective.

Despite the demanding circumstances of the past 18 months, more than 1000 entries were received for this year’s HSJ Awards, with 205 organisations, projects and individuals making it to the final shortlist.

The judging panel was made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, including Sir Bruce Keogh (Chair, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s FT) and Marie Gabriel CBE (Chair, NHS Race and Health Observatory).

Helena Clements, Consultant Paediatrician and Climate Action Team Lead, at Sherwood Forest Hospitals said: “The Climate Action Team is so thrilled to have been shortlisted in the Environmental Sustainability category at this year’s HSJ Awards. This recognition really does reflect the collective passion we all have for the environment, and how we want to do all we can as a hospital 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.

“It is so refreshing and energising to see other Trusts and health partners doing everything they can to support the environment too, so we are delighted to be shortlisted against such inspirational and forward-thinking health and social care partners in this category. It has been a tremendous boost to our Climate Action group, and to Sherwood colleagues, to be shortlisted. Thank you to everyone involved in creating a longer-term vision towards climate action and a zero carbon NHS for the future.”

HSJ editor Alistair McLellan, comments: “On behalf of all my colleagues, I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Sherwood’s Climate Action Team on being nominated in the category of Environmental Sustainability, in this year’s HSJ Awards. The applications we receive always present our panel of judges with a very difficult task as the standard is unfailingly high and the breadth of innovation and passion for patient care is always so inspiring.

“This year, we really have been overwhelmed with the level of entries, particularly when set against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and the huge challenges faced by our health and social care workforce.

“We are therefore looking forward to welcoming all our finalists to the live ceremony in November and joining us in celebrating their incredible achievements and commitment to excellence.”

Sherwood Forest Hospitals has been also been shortlisted in the Partnership Award category with #Proud2bOps, a national network of operational managers and leaders.

The full list of nominees for the HSJ Awards 2021 can be found on https://awards.hsj.co.uk/shortlist-2021. The selected winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at Evolution, London on 18 November 2021

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