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Hospital bus stops

We have been working closely with Bournemouth Borough Council on plans to ease traffic congestion around the hospital through a combination of promoting sustainable travel options and pursuing improvements to the local transport infrastructure. A new bus hub was constructed at the front of the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH) site in 2014 by Bournemouth Borough Council, with land donated by us. We have been working with local bus companies to explore ways of improving modal shifts in transport usage and providing incentives for the use of public transport such as discounted bus pass prices.

Additional cycle shelters were installed at RBH in 2015 to meet the increasing demand from the large proportion of staff cycling to work. A designated Travel Advisor was recruited during 2014 to help communicate the benefits of switching from single car occupancy to more sustainable methods of travel. Our Travel Advisor worked with staff to produce individual travel plans, providing information for all sustainable modes of travel to work, including walking, cycling, public transport and car-sharing. We have also invested in a number of electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging stations, and our patients and visitors can use charging points within the RBH public car park.

Hospital bike shed

The Trust was successful in securing a travel grant from Bournemouth Borough Council in March 2017, choosing to invest this in the set-up of a staff pool-bike scheme. This will support the use of 3 electric bicycles being made available for staff on business related travel.

Royal Bournemouth has also collaborated with CycleTechUK Bournemouth to offer free MOT bike checks for staff every month.