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MANCHESTER HOSPITALS WIN TOP AWARD AT GUARDIAN PUBLIC SERVICES AWARDS 2010

The University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the top prize at the Guardian Public Services Awards 2010 for reducing its energy consumption and carbon emissions by 26% over the last three years, saving £15,000.

As well as the Overall Winner Award (sponsored by Hays Recruitment), the trust also won the Sustainability prize (Sponsored by Capgemini). All of the organisations that won individual categories were considered for the overall award, and Manchester beat eleven other category winners to win the top prize.

At the awards ceremony in London last night, broadcaster Jeremy Vine, who hosted the event, said: -With efficiency and sustainability at the forefront of the public services agenda, the judges thought the long-term energy and cost savings planned at both of the trust’s hospitals made it an extremely worthy Overall Winner this year. In addition to its use of sustainable technology, Wythenshawe – which aims to be Britain’s greenest hospital – actively engages staff to share in its ambition through the provision of employee allotments, cycle to work and car sharing schemes, and the judges said it was an excellent example of best practice.

The prestigious Public Servant of the Year award was won by John Biggin, Director of Doncaster Prison and Young Offender Institution. John, who joined the prison service 25 years ago, won the award – sponsored by Unison – for his outstanding leadership, creativity and commitment to both prisoners and staff, including bringing the Doncaster Rovers football team into the prison to offer coaching sessions. The award was voted for by members of the public.

David Brindle, The Guardian’s Public Services Editor, said: -The Public Servant of the Year category is perhaps the toughest since the candidates have to stand the test of public scrutiny. John’s commitment to the prison service over 25 years is a true demonstration of what public service is all about. Much of what John has achieved has been the result of activities and incentives that dissuade prisoners from rule breaking. For example, in the past year he has introduced media and arts activities to improve education and reoffending rates and has even encouraged Doncaster Rovers to provide sports coaching to inmates. He is a true inspiration, and my congratulations go to John and all the shortlisted candidates.

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