NHS

Simplifying air and noise pollution management, control, attribution and reduction.

NHS declared an air pollution a crisis

1 in 3 GP surgeries and 1 in 4 hospitals in England are located in areas that exceed the level of PM2.5 deemed safe by the World Health Organisation. This is not just a London problem but most major cities and even smaller towns in the UK.

Danger to respiratory health.

Not only is this deadly, it is also costly. The impact of PM2.5 and NO2 to the NHS and social care is estimated to be £157 million (source) and is expected to rise to between £1.6 to 5.56 billion by 2025. Urgent action is needed.

The NHS has a plan in place targeting a cut in business mileage and fleet air pollutant emissions by 20% by 2023/24, alongside green fleet reviews aiming to phase out diesel/petrol vehicles. Additionally, the NHS Long Term Plan is for 90% of the NHS fleet to use low, ultra-low and zero-emission vehicles by 2028. These plans are inspiring and ambitious.

NHS Transport pollution

To hit these ambitious targets Trusts need actionable and targeted data helping them to identify the specific cause of pollution.

However, monitoring pollution levels from a complex supply chain of 80,000 suppliers can be a significant challenge. How can you ensure that vehicles transiting the site are not contributing to poor local air quality? While also taking action to quickly resolve and mitigate pollution when it does occur?

EMSOL are working with trusts such as Guys and St Thomas’s hospitals to simplify pollution management. We bring to the top of the enormous data pile the pollution events of significance, providing insight and reporting on the effectiveness of mitigations taken so you can focus resources and go on to evidence your real-world emissions improvements.

IDENTIFY – ATTRIBUTE – REDUCE – REPORT

 

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