Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s estates department is celebrating after Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke’s Hospital were ranked among the highest performers in the Government’s league table rating the efforts of businesses and public bodies in carbon-cutting.

The Carbon Reduction Commitment league table ranks more than 2,000 UK organisations on how effectively they have introduced measures to monitor energy use. Bradford came 46th and was the third-highest NHS organisation listed in the top 50.

Carbon reduction projects at the hospitals have included the introduction of energy efficient lighting and improved roof insulation.