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MEDIAN Group launches £11m green investment programme in the UK with first solar installation

MEDIAN Group, leading European provider of mental health and rehabilitation services, has completed the first phase of an £11 million green investment programme in the UK – as part of a group-wide commitment to energy efficiency and carbon reduction.  

The first installation of solar panels took place on Thursday (18 April 2024) at Priory Hospital Barnt Green in Birmingham, England, and will prevent 14 tonnes of carbon being emitted at the site each year.

It is part of a wider MEDIAN Group programme to install solar panels across 119 locations in Germany, the UK and Spain, ultimately generating an estimated 13,000 mWh of photovoltaic energy, following an investment of €21,4 million euros.

MEDIAN Group COO and interim CFO, Philipp Schulte-Noelle, said: “Investing in renewable energy infrastructure is a transformational step in our journey towards even greater energy efficiency. It underscores our commitment to environmental stewardship and contributing positively to the communities we serve.

“Adopting solar energy not only reduces our emissions, but enables us to reduce our energy costs and allocate more resources towards patient care, as well as supporting us to future-proof our facilities.”

All solar panels planned for installation across the group are manufactured using state-of-the art, highly durable materials with a warranty of over 30 years. At Hestia in Spain, solar panels have already been installed at facilities in Barcelona.

Other green initiatives taking place across MEDIAN Group include: replacing boilers with energy-efficient solutions, including air source heat pumps, and using block-type thermal power stations to supplement heating systems; introducing electric cars for patient transport; and installing LED lighting.

Photovoltaic panels, commonly known as solar panels, harness solar energy to generate electricity. By utilising renewable energy sources, MEDIAN Group aims to minimise its reliance on traditional energy grids and significantly decrease its greenhouse gas emissions across its facilities.

About MEDIAN Group

MEDIAN Group is a leading European provider of mental health and rehabilitation services. With more than 29,400 employees across Germany, the UK and Spain at 425 facilities, MEDIAN supports nearly 290,000 people a year to live their lives as fully and independently as possible.

MEDIAN Germany’s facilities are among the best in the country, with outstanding expertise in rehabilitation. Priory in the UK is one of the largest independent providers of high-quality mental health and adult social care services. While in Spain, Hestia Alliance delivers person-centred mental health and socio-sanitary care across the regions of: Catalonia, Madrid, Galicia and the Balearic Islands.

Together, MEDIAN Group represents the highest quality standards in modern rehabilitation with a unique combination of cutting-edge clinical care, superior outcomes, and digital expertise.

Contact the MEDIAN Group press office:
Email: info[at]mediangroup.com
Phone: +49 (0)30 530055165

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