Retford: New ‘energy centre’ at Rampton Hospital expected to generate £5m in savings

Sign for Rampton Hospital
Sign for Rampton Hospital

A new energy centre supplying Rampton Hospital is up and running and will be marked with an official opening and naming ceremony this week.

The new centre is being named in memory of Ray Crampton, a senior engineer at the hospital who championed the project.

It is hoped the centre will provide a number of benefit such asincreased infrastructure resilience- saving energy, carbon and money.

Ruth Hawkins, chief executive, said: “I am delighted to see the completion of this project and the many benefits this new Centre will bring.”

“This new efficient and resilient system will enable us to be much more energy efficient and sustainable whilst making significant financial savings which can be invested back into services for patients.”

Overall, the total investment for the new Energy Centre is in the region of £5m. One of the main objectives of the scheme is to save money recurrently for the Notts Healthcare Trust and it is anticipated that it will deliver savings by halving our fuel costs saving £730k, and providing an additional contracted guaranteed savings of £52k per year.

The Ray Crampton Energy Centre will be declared officially open by Ray’s widow Denise and his children at a special event on Friday 29th May.