Sale Hospital Goes Solar
23 August 2017
The Gippsland Solar team recently installed a 330kW solar system on the Central Gippsland Health Service’s Sale Hospital.
This system is the largest of the three hospital installations we have done so far, ahead of the Foster Hospital and Bendigo Hospital installations. To put it in context, the Sale Hospital system is 1.5 times the size of the Bendigo Hospital system, which is pretty impressive when you compare the population of these two regional cities.
We gain a lot of satisfaction from assisting health services in reducing their electricity costs, as these are avoidable costs and the long-term savings resulting from these installations can be redirected into vital health services for the local community.
The Sale Hospital has a total of 62 acute beds, an Accident and Emergency Department, Theatre facilities, Critical Care Unit and Level Two Neo-Natal Nursery and Maternity facilities. As part of the broader Central Gippsland Health Service they serve an immediate population of approximately 42,000 in Central Gippsland, and reach a wider community in East Gippsland in terms of more specialised services such as perinatal services, critical care and surgery.