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Edition No. 157

Date:- 26 June 2004

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New Energy Centre at Ormskirk Hospital
Report by Matthew King, Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust.

RESIDENTS living near to Ormskirk Hospital will notice a difference to the skyline soon as a new chimney appears on the hospital site alongside the hospital laundry. This event will mark the construction of a new Energy Centre at Ormskirk and District General Hospital, which will replace the old boilerhouse and chimney currently located much nearer to local houses on the western boundary of the site. The existing boilerhouse and chimney will eventually be demolished once the new facility is commissioned during early 2005. 

The new development will provide significant environmental improvements
through the use of state-of-the-art equipment to the latest European standards. One of the main areas of improvement will be the installation of a combined heat and power plant that will enable the efficient use of heat given off during the generation of electricity. This will be used to provide general heating and hot water within the hospital buildings.

Steve Taylor, Facilities Director at the Trust said:- "The new centre will significantly reduce the environmental impact of hospital activities on the local community through the more efficient generation and use of energy". 

The centre is costing around £5.2 million and is being procured through a "Public/Private Partnership". Building is due to start in July and is scheduled for completion a year later.

Draw your pet….

Millgreen School Art Awards go to Louis Jones (7 yrs), Victoria McGillicuddy (6 yrs), Simon Firth (14 yrs), Kylie Slaherty (16 yrs), Andrew Smith (19 yrs) together with Headteacher Paul Cronin and David Wilson (Whiskas)

ANIMAL experts from Pedigree and Whiskas have singled out five winners from Mill Green School in the 'Draw Your Pet' competition, held in celebration of the 'Single Serve' Roadshow.

The children created colourful artworks of their pets tucking into a favourite meal. In return, David Wilson from Pedigree and Whiskas generously donated a cheque of £1,000 to the Headmaster Paul Cronin, and congratulated each of the five winners with a £10 book token.

The winning artworks will be soon be transferred from Mill Green School and proudly displayed at a supermarket in St Helens, Merseyside.

Ashurst County Primary School and Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School have also took part in the 'Draw Your Pet' competition and, for their participation, will also receive £1,000, and a £10 book token for each of the five winners.

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