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Let's Not Waste Case Study

Green transport delivers life-saving drugs and improves patient experience

Around 4% (9.5 billion miles) of all road travel in England relates to the NHS, contributing around 14% of the system’s total emissions.

Traffic in and around Oxford is often congested which causes delays for vans delivering critical and patient-specific medical supplies, such as chemotherapy drugs, antibiotics and intravenous nutrition products to Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) sites. This unpredictability has put pressure on NHS staff to deliver treatment in a timely manner and has negatively affected patient experience. The Trust needed to find a more efficient way of getting key medical products to hospital sites and patients, that also benefitted the environment.