NHS Tayside supports Liftshare

NHS Tayside supports Liftshare

TUESDAY, 14 FEBRUARY, 2017

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PHOTOGRAPH ATTACHED: LIFTSHARE TEAM MEMBERS ROZ AVES AND ALYS KIMBERLEY WITH NHS TAYSIDE HEAD OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PHILIP WILDE

NHS Tayside supports Liftshare

NHS Tayside staff are being encouraged to take part in greener travel by signing up to share their car journey to work

Liftshare aims to promote the benefits to commuters of sharing their drive to work, which can save time, money and help the environment.

Many staff travel alone by car but by sharing the journey with a passenger or two, especially on the daily commute, drivers can save themselves hundreds of pounds a year, as well as easing local pollution and congestion.

NHS Tayside staff had the opportunity to learn more about sustainable travel at information stands in Ninewells Hospital and Murray Royal Hospital today (Tuesday, 14 February).

Staff were able to request personalised travel plans, which provides information about all the ways they can get to work such as public transport and bike, walking and car routes.

Philip Wilde, Head of Environmental Management at NHS Tayside, said, “Across NHS Tayside we recognise the importance of the environment in everything we do. Reconsidering the way we travel to work is a great way to reduce CO2 emissions.

“Car sharing can bring many benefits in terms of saving money, reducing wear and tear on your vehicle, freeing up parking spaces and easing congestion.

“People can sign up online and see how easy it is to be put in contact with other members of staff travelling to the same destination.”

NHS Tayside staff can sign up today:

    • For Dundee visit www.nhstaysided.liftshare.com

    • For Angus and Perth & Kinross visit www.nhstaysidep.liftshare.com

For more information on Liftshare visit www.tactranliftshare.com

Contact:

Debbie Huband

NHS Tayside Communications

(01382) 740134