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Blueflame partner with Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils to install renewable energy heating in Stowmarket

Blueflame’s work continues to benefit the local community with a second year of free services offered to Colchester Hospital. The annual maintenance of all gas-fired heating and hot water systems across the site was carried out at no cost to the hospital.

The benefit to the North Essex area, especially in the context of the ongoing booster vaccination rollout, is significant. The NHS can now funnel the budget that had been set aside for these maintenance work into other essential key work in the local community.

Nick Bailey, Estates Officer at Colchester Hospital, said: “We could not be more grateful to Blueflame for the servicing they’ve carried out. Having our local gas fired heating and hot water systems in full working order, whenever we need them, is essential to the smooth running of the hospital. We’ve been able to reallocate the funds that would have otherwise be spent on the maintenance work towards supporting the community throughout COVID, and Blueflame has really helped make a difference.

By carrying out the work in this way, Blueflame is supporting not only the hospital but the patients as well. It’s a great way to give something back to the NHS.

Colchester Hospital is part of the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT). For more information about their services and facilities, visit:

Earlier in the year, Blueflame also helped to convert an area of Colchester United’s Jobserve Stadium into a more permanent vaccination centre. The NHS started using the stadium’s East stand concourse as a temporary COVID vaccination centre in January, however, with the extension of the vaccination program, the club invested in converting the West Stand concourse into a high specification clinic area.

The heat pump installation by Blueflame has transformed the area into a centre where patients can be warm and comfortable before, during, and after their jabs.

Speaking on the partnership, Colchester United chairman Robbie Cowling said: “It’s been a real pleasure working with Blueflame as part of Colchester United’s efforts to help the NHS and support our local community. The COVID-19 vaccination program is such an important step in helping us move forward after the pandemic and it’s a privilege to be able to give something towards that – we couldn’t have done it without Blueflame’s work to heat the vaccination centre and make it a comfortable place to come to.”  

Kevin Bull, Blueflame MD, explained the importance of both works: “Everyone that uses Colchester hospital or the vaccination centre at the Jobserve is, in a way, a Blueflame customer and we have felt it is our way of giving something backIt’s such great work by our whole team, and it is a really nice feeling to know we have contributed in some way to the amazing vaccination roll out in the area.

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