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BIG Switch Off

UHG wins ‘BIG Switch Off’ Energy Saving Award

University Hospital Galway was named winner of the ‘BIG Switch Off’ competition for a staff awareness campaign during the month of October and the reduction of energy consumption over the October bank holiday weekend last year.

University Hospital Galway to take part in the Big Switch Off this Weekend!

Over the October bank holiday weekend, University Hospital Galway will participate in the ‘Big Switch Off’ competition organised by the Office of Public Works (OPW) in partnership with HSE Estates.

The aim is to change the approach to energy usage and conserve as much electrical and thermal energy as possible in the hospital during the bank holiday weekend and demonstrate the cumulative impact of small individual actions across the workplace.

Sligo University Hospital participates in the October ‘BIG Switch Off’

Sligo University Hospital “switched off” last weekend in the final phase of a major energy saving competition, called the ‘BIG Switch Off’.

The BIG Switch Off is a staff energy awareness campaign run by the Office of Public Works (OPW) as part of the Optimising Power at Work Programme. In partnership with the HSE’s National Health Sustainability Office (NHSO, six hospitals are participating in the competition, aiming to be named Energy Saving Champion by the OPW and the NHSO.