Driving game helps put NHS staff on the road to cutting carbon

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HEALTH bosses are using video games to try to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions.

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust offered staff the chance to try a driving simulator at the launch of a carbon management plan to demonstrate the trust’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.

The trust has pledged a 25 per cent reduction in its carbon emissions over the next five years.

The launch of the carbon management plan took place at a drop-in day at the Opal Centre Conservatory, St Catherine’ Hospital, Balby.

Staff and service were invited to come along to try out the exhibits.

The driving simulator gave users a chance to see how economical their driving style is, and how changing habits could reduce their petrol bill.

There was also a power cycle on hand for visitors to see how much energy is needed to turn on a lightbulb.

Projects incorporated into the plan include looking at photovoltaic cells to generate RDaSH’s own electricity, reducing energy lighting and boiler solutions, staff engagement strategies and electric vehicles for travel.