Electric vehicle charging points have been switched on at Salisbury District Hospital – and any members of the public can use them to recharge their own electric cars when visiting the hospital.
Ian Robinson, Head of Facilities said:
“We are committed to becoming more eco-friendly and are proud to be one of only a few NHS Trusts in the country to offer this service and to provide such a large number of charging points. The hospital receives a high volume of traffic with hundreds of staff and patients visiting the site each and every day, so offering electric vehicle charging makes complete sense. It reduces the environmental impact of travel by our staff and supports sustainability in the local community.”
On Wednesday 9th September, World EV Day, the hospital launched 14 new 7kw (Type 2) untethered Fast Chargers for electric vehicle charging.
Located in the hospital’s Upper Spinal Car Park, these are available for patients, visitors and staff. The chargers are managed by BP Chargemaster and are available to members of the Polar Network.
Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.