In response to rising utility costs and the setting of national benchmark targets for utility use reduction within the NHS, Mabbett were retained by ZWS to conduct a second phase of Water Efficiency Audits across three major Scottish Hospitals.

Client

Health Facilities Scotland

Mabbett Approach and Delivery

Building on previous project support, Health Facilities Scotland, in consultation with Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS), reviewed nation-wide water consumption data to identify which Hospitals could potentially benefit from improvements in water use efficiency. Post benchmarking, ZWS duly commissioned specialist water surveys at three nominated hospital sites, Ninewells, Gartnavel and Monklands District General.

Mabbett undertook the detailed on-site audit of each of the three Hospitals selected for the study, which included a detailed site tour to gauge first hand how water was being used across both the domestic and the process requirements. Access was provided to water consumption and billing data and where gaps where identified, real-time monitoring of use was undertaken to gather current representative data.

A detailed analysis and interpretation of the data was undertaken with Mabbett preparing a practical summary report, bespoke for each location, which highlighted water and cost saving opportunities along with a prioritised Water Efficiency Action Plan.

Project Outcomes

  • Identification of 47,000 mof water efficiency improvement opportunities, equivalent to cost savings of £90,000/year.
  • Provision of a prioritised Water Efficiency Action Plan containing practical advice and guidance designed to assist the NHS improve water efficiency.
  • Assistance on how to eliminate water consumption and efficiency data gaps to allow better monitoring of efficiency.
  • Identification of suitable health-care specific Key Performance Indicators that could be used to measure and track performance over time.