MKUH receives Government ‘Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme’ funding

Date: 22/03/2023

Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) is delighted to have received £4.8 million in funding as part of the Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, which aims to reduce emissions from public sector buildings by 75% by 2037.

The scheme, which is administered by Salix on behalf of the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, has already granted over £1 billion in funding. Phase 3 of the funding, which will see an additional £1.425 billion granted to public sector organisations over the financial years 2022-2023 to 2024-2025, is currently underway, and our successful bid was part of Phase 3b, which closed to applications in October 2022.

The funding that has been granted to MKUH will enable us to improve the comfort of the patient and staff environment as we move to a net carbon-zero heating system. It will allow us to replace, decarbonise and ensure the future resilience of several of our theatres and our sterile services.

Phil Eagles, Strategic Estates Lead at Milton Keynes University Hospital, said: “We are delighted to receive this funding through the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, which will be vital in enabling us to decarbonise some of the oldest parts of the hospital site faster. As well as making our buildings more environmentally friendly, which will have both environmental and financial benefits, this work will further allow us to significantly improve the experience that our patients and staff receive while in our hospital, creating more comfortable, safe and secure environments.”

Salix Director of Programmes Ian Rodger said: “We are looking forward to embarking on the decarbonisation journey with Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH).

“This project will not only have a significant impact on Milton Keynes University Hospital’s carbon emissions, but will also help improve the comfort and environment for both patients and staff. Congratulations to the hospital on its successful bid and we look forward to a greener future.”

This is another important milestone in our MKUH Greener Future ambition to become net carbon zero by 2030, ensuring that we can continue to provide a sustainable service today and for future generations.

For all the latest information on our sustainability journey, visit our website: Green Plan – Milton Keynes University Hospital (