Milton Keynes MPs Ben Everitt and Iain Stewart have welcomed more Government investment into Milton Keynes University Hospital after it received a £4.8 million boost to improve energy efficiency across its estate.
The Conservative Government's Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme provides grants to public sector bodies to fund low carbon heating, renewable energy and energy efficiency measures such as heat pumps, solar panels and insulation. The scheme is being delivered on behalf of the government by Salix Finance.
The hospital will receive more than £4.8 million after its bid was successful and the extra funding will be used to improve the comfort of the patient and staff environment across the hospital as it moves to a net carbon-zero heating system.
Ben Everitt, the MP for Milton Keynes North, said: "I am of course absolutely delighted that Milton Keynes University Hospital's bid for £4.8 million funding to help improve energy efficiency has been successful as we continue to move towards a green future.
"The team at MKUH do a wonderful job looking after people across Milton Keynes and this success has been demonstrated by the Government's confidence in continuing to provide investment into the hospital whether that's been for the Maple Centre, the mobile breast cancer screening unit or many of the other fantastic projects currently ongoing."
Iain Stewart, the MP for Milton Keynes South, commented: "I warmly welcome the investment of £4.8 million from the Government to Milton Keynes University Hospital to improve the comfort of both staff and patients across the site.
“This is yet another example of the Conservative Government investing in MK’s healthcare and I have no doubt that securing this funding was down to the wonderful work of the team at the hospital.
“I am thankful for everything that the staff do at the hospital for us all, and I will continue to lobby for more investment so that everyone has access to top-quality healthcare in Milton Keynes.”
Salix Director of Programmes Ian Rodger, added: “We are looking forward to embarking on the decarbonisation journey with Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH).
“This project will not only have a significant impact on Milton Keynes University Hospital’s carbon emissions, but will also help improve the comfort and environment for both patients and staff. Congratulations to the hospital on its successful bid and we look forward to a greener future.”