Many NHS hospitals are being set the target of lowering the carbon footprint. While much of the change needs to happen within the hospital walls, electrifying ambulance fleets and becoming greener on the roads is an option worth exploring.
The NHS has been tasked with cutting carbon emissions by 10 per cent by 2015 and 80 per cent by 2050. In response to this, Ambulance Services up and down the country are taking measures to reduce the carbon emissions of their operations
Given the current economic climate, there has never been a better time to put in place a new, streamlined travel strategy to save money. Stewart Whyte, director & membership secretary, ACFO, explains how this can be achieved
The NHS should follow proven fleet management principles if it wants to introduce low emission vehicles into its huge and complex fleet and achieve sustainable change, says John Webb, council member of the Institute of Car Fleet Management
Employing over 4,000 staff with over 1,400 vehicles, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust wanted to take responsibility for its environmental impact. Health Business talks to Alexis Keech, the Trust’s environmental and sustainability manager, about their green fleet strategy