Green Ward Winners Announced at University Hospital Southampton

Tuesday, 12 September, 2017

The winning project has been announced at University Hospital Southampton. Teams were competing for a £500 prize to spend on further green innovation.

The Acute Medical Unit scooped the prize for its project, “Reduction in Duplicate Orders of Medicine”.

The Unit's green team (made up of clinical staff) reduced the number of duplicate medicine orders from patients transferring onto the ward. 

Their first step was to identify why duplicate orders were occurring. Following this, the team liaised within their ward to ensure that staff would double check medicine for new patients to avoid delayed doses and duplicate orders. Savings from this project could be upward of £9000 and almost 1.5tonnes of carbon emissions per year.

The competition was particularly tough this year with runner-up projects such as the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit reducing patient bed-days with an early mobilisation project to help faster recovery of patients.

We will be sharing the complete written outcomes of the project in the coming weeks. In the mean time, you are welcome to email for more details.