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NHSGGC lighting plan is streets ahead

Friday, January 20, 2017

NHSGGC is forging ahead with an ambitious LED external lighting programme on its Gartnavel site, which will save both money and the environment.

By introducing the latest technology in LED streetlights, NHSGGC expects to save around £5,000 per year on electricity and maintenance, and cut back on harmful Co2.  The plan includes replacing around 100 lights on the hospital campus car parking and road areas.

Allan Lamb, Energy Manager said: "This is a win-win for everyone.  As well as saving a significant amount of money year-on-year, we will also save on maintenance as these new LED fittings will last in excess of 100,000 hrs and may only need to be replaced every 12 years, as opposed to replacing lamps every two years for the existing ones.

“The lights also include the latest photocells that bring the lights on automatically based on the external lighting conditions.”

As a result of the works, some car parks will need to be closed on a temporary basis:

  • Saturday 21 January - transport yard and staff car park (first come, first served car park)
  • Sunday 22 January – the Beatson patient & visitor car park will close from 7am and re-open at 7pm
  • Saturday 28 January - half of the staff permit car park will be cordoned off
  • Sunday 29 January – the remaining half of the staff permit car park will be closed
  • Week commencing 23 January -  various road lights will be replaced around these car parks

Allan added: “We will do our best to minimise disruption to patients, visitors and staff during the refurbishment period and would ask for people to be patient while we make these vital improvements.”


For more information contact the press office, tel:  0141 201 4429 or email:  [email protected]

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Last Updated: 20 January 2017