Wednesday 4th October 2017 | Eurotec Environmental News Feed | Duchess of York

On Wednesday the 4th of October, Eurotec Environmental was honoured to welcome the Duchess of York to our Sterilwave Plant at Barts Health NHS Trust, Whipps Cross Hospital in East London as part of a fact finding mission to enable the Duchess to see how Sterilwave is helping to improve sustainability within the NHS.

In addition to the tour of the Sterilwave Plant, the Duchess also took time to meet with a number of staff from Barts Health NHS Trust, including Deborah Madden the Director of Operations at Whipps Cross Hospital, and a number of Eurotec Environmental’s operational staff to hear about the individual roles that they play in the Sterilwave Plant’s sustainable process.



The Duchess is a passionate supporter of the NHS and takes an interest in viable green technologies that can save the NHS money and improve their carbon footprint. Eurotec Environmental’s Sterilwave Plant, the first of it’s type in the UK, treats up to 80% of the hospital’s clinical waste, turning it into a fuel that then goes to create energy. In the process, it also enables Whipps Cross Hospital to better manage their clinical waste and their environmental compliance.

Eurotec Environmental’s General Manager, Paul Barker, said: “We are very pleased that the Duchess has taken the time to visit our Sterilwave Plant today and to see directly how we are making a beneficial impact on Whipps Cross Hospital’s waste management and on it’s carbon footprint. We were especially pleased to be able introduce the Duchess to Deborah Madden, the Director of Operations for the Trust, and that the Duchess also took the time to speak with our staff, including Plant Manager, Hadley Parsons, who has played an important role in the successful implementation of our Plant”.

Along with being a bestselling author of 52 books on a variety of subjects ( including the world famous ‘Budgie the Helicopter’ series and two autobiographies ), the Duchess of York is also involved with a number of charitable organisations. In 1993, the Duchess founded Children In Crisis ( ) and remains active in it’s mission to provide education to forgotten children around the world. In addition, the Duchess also supports The Perfect World Foundation, The Teenage Cancer Trust and Not for Sale.

After spending over an hour at the Sterilwave Plant, the Duchess told the assembled guests that everyone should be very proud of what they had achieved and that she looked forward to supporting Eurotec Environmental with it’s other planned Sterilwave projects within the NHS.