The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

Thursday, 2 April

Manchester Hospitals Join Green Rewards

A Green Rewards promo

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust have become the first NHS Trust in the UK to launch Green Rewards, a behaviour change programme aimed at encouraging employees to take actions that improve sustainability and wellbeing.

The programme launched to over 20,000 employees across Manchester NHS, covering the Trust’s nine hospitals as well as the city’s NHS community health services through Manchester Local Care Organisation (MLCO). Green Rewards encourages a range of positive behaviours including recycling, energy saving, sustainable travel and other wellbeing activities such as keeping active and spending time outdoors.

 

Travel

Through an online platform and mobile App, employees are able to track their actions, such as travelling to work actively and earn ‘Green Points’ for taking part. Employees that earn the most points in a month are awarded a voucher – with a choice including local cinemas and high street vouchers - whilst top performing departments will be rewarded with donations for Trust charities, with £1,000 to be donated in the first year of the scheme.

 

Rewarding people

Claire Igoe, Head of Environmental Sustainability at Manchester NHS Trust said: “Green Rewards brings together sustainability and wellness in a fun, competitive way that we feel is really going to capture the imagination of our employees. We’re rewarding people for taking a whole range of actions that will help us reduce our environmental impact. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in the UK we’re hoping to lead the way in delivering sustainable healthcare.”

 

Jump

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust joins clients from across the private, public and university sectors in implementing a behaviour change programme which will be delivered by engagement specialists Jump. This year Jump has already launched programmes with Aberdeenshire Council, Emerald, University of Bristol and Nottingham Trent University.

Graham Simmonds, Chief Executive of Jump, said: “NHS Trusts across the UK face a challenge in engaging employees across multiple sites and working environments, especially reaching out to those who aren’t desk based. Jump offers a technological solution, with our platform and App accessible to employees anywhere and anytime so will engage those not traditionally in the scope of conventional sustainability communications.”

Picture: A Green Rewards promo.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

Share



Related Articles

ISS To Provide Soft Services At New Nightingale Hospital

The FM industry continues to step up to the challenge set by COVID-19, with ISS UK taking on the soft services contract at ExCeL exhibition centre. ISS will deliver...

 Read Full Article
Compass Group Recognises The Critical Role Of Its Front Line Employees

Compass Group, the UK’s largest food and support services company, is announcing new measures to recognise the efforts of its colleagues and support its communities...

 Read Full Article
Europcar Mobility Group Supports Essential Workers With £5 Car Rental

The group have launched the "Together" programme to support the mobility of workers in emergency service sectors in light of the COVID-19...

 Read Full Article
Free Car Parking For Key Workers – Can Your Business Help?

Businesses and individuals who live close to hospitals are being urged to offer up their parking spaces for key workers. More than 3,000 free parking spaces located...

 Read Full Article
Union Demands Immediate Sick Pay For Outsourced Workers With Suspected COVID-19

If people feel forced to work in hospitals – or any other workplace – while ill, coronavirus will become a national health crisis, claims a union representing...

 Read Full Article
A Big Change In Gritting Services as Facilities Worker App Doubles Productivity

AA Salt used to spread their gritting service operators around by paper and phone – now the firm has doubled productivity with the introduction of a mobile...

 Read Full Article
Theatre Production Goes To Plan

The Royal Hallamshire Hospital now has four new state of the art operating theatres. NG Bailey completed the £3 million services element of the project. The...

 Read Full Article
New Tool Reveals Central London Office Prices 242 Per Cent Higher Than UK Average

With almost 5 million self-employed people in the UK, there is a higher than ever demand for private and coworking office space. As a result, thousands of new office...

 Read Full Article
It's The Uber For FM Staffing – Ezitracker Collaborates with Broadstone on Temp Staff App

With a plan to deliver a contingent workforce into the FM supply sector, workforce management software company Ezitracker has partnered with Broadstone, a tech...

 Read Full Article
2020 Vision - MEP Contractor Appointed For Eye Hospital

NG Bailey has secured a £2.9 million project to deliver mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) installations for a new eye care centre at the Golden Jubilee...

 Read Full Article