led lighting upgrade to deliver significant energy savings The replacement of 5000 old light fittings to new energy environmental footprint,” Cameron said.
established NSW Health Fund for Energy Efficiency projects which enables NSW Health entities to realise guaranteed savings from solar PV installations or lighting upgrades. Capital Works Project Director, Cameron Green said the main focus of the scope of work is to replace the old lighting technology at one of RNSH’s car parks, Mona Vale Hospital and Brookvale Community Health Centre’s car park.
efficient LED technology across Northern Sydney Local Health District will reduce energy consumption of the lights replaced by up to 80 per cent. The new lighting is being replaced across Royal North Shore Hospital, Mona Vale Hospital and Brookvale Community Health Centre and is estimated to save $325,700 and reduce carbon emissions by 2600 tonnes every year. The funding for the lighting replacement is being provided by the recently
“It also builds on the solar PV systems already installed across the district to drive down our overall energy consumption. “It is expected the funding grant will be repaid from the energy savings in less than a year and a half which is a fantastic result. “A huge thanks to the Ministry of Health’s sustainability team for establishing the fund and supporting us in getting this project up and running.”
“This initiative supports NSLHD’s commitment to planetary health and to reduce the district’s
Hornsby school student donates copies of first book When 10-year-old Ines Lai penned My Magic Mirror, she thought it would make a good addition to the Children’s Ward at Hornsby Hospital. The local student said she
hoped the book, which focusses on overcoming adversity, might help children who are patients and may be feeling down or daunted. “The reason I donated some copies to the Children’s Ward is because I believe that my book can resonate with people who have trouble doing something,” she said. “I hope my book will show them that anything is possible, and you’re not too young to have big dreams, because anything is possible as long as you believe in yourself.” The book follows Amber Orolla, who accidentally travels to a faraway land, in the year of 3000. Amber makes friends, has exciting journeys and gains her confidence during her adventures, and soon she
Author Ines Lai and Children’s Ward Nurse Unit Manager Louise Robinson
realizes that anything is possible.
something that everyone has had to deal with over the past year and a half with COVID,” she said. “Her attention to detail with her pictures was fantastic. A great effort overall and I think the children in the ward will love reading it. She should be very proud of her efforts.”
My Magic Mirror was warmly received by Children’s Ward Nurse Unit Manager Louise Robinson who said it was particularly relevant after the challenges of the pandemic. “We were very impressed with Ines’ book which was all about dealing with obstacles,
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