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Derby Teaching Hospitals wins national transport award

Published 17/04/2015

The work Derby Teaching Hospitals has done to promote environmentally friendly travel at work has won a national award.

The Trust was chosen as the overall winner in the Transport category at Thursday night’s NHS Sustainability Awards.

At a ceremony held in London, the Trust’s efforts to encourage staff and visitors to use sustainable travel options were held up as the best in the country.

That work has included incentive days, working closely with local cycle groups and bus operators, and offering discount schemes and bike servicing days.

A staff travel survey carried out last year showed the Trust has reduced numbers of single-occupancy vehicles by 6% and seen increases in staff walking, cycling and using public transport.

Paul Brooks, Associate director of Patient Experience and Facilities for Derby Teaching Hospitals, said: “We are so proud of this win. This is a real recognition of the work being done by our team, in particular Andrea Shaw, our Sustainability Officer.

“We will continue to encourage as many people as we can to take environmentally-friendly and healthy travel options to work.” 

Last Modified 17/04/2015