February 2019

Published: 1 December 2022

As part of our commitment to NHS zero carbon, we’re doing as much as we can to reduce our carbon emissions, including reducing emissions from surgical gases. We took Desflurane off the anaesthetic machines in February 2019 and since then we have saved CO2e 176 tonnes per annum.

We are working on decommissioning our piped nitrous oxide supply. The potential savings are huge – a potential of CO2e 244 tonnes per annum.