For the sixth year in a row, Sheffield-based car dealer Guy Salmon has loaned The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust a Land Rover Discovery 4x4 vehicle to use over the winter period.
The Trust’s Estates team will use the vehicle to ensure they are able to get to the hospital to keep the grounds free from snow and ice during the spells of bad weather ensuring patients can access our services.
The Land Rover will also be on hand to transport key staff into work so that they can treat patients, in the event that there are no other forms of transport available.
Scott Dickinson, Head of Estates Services at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We’re really grateful to Guy Salmon for their ongoing support to the Trust during winter. Their generosity helps us to keep the hospital open and our grounds safe for patients, visitors and our colleagues.
“Having the Land Rover available during the winter months is also reassuring because it means we have a reliable, alternative way of getting key colleagues into work if no other methods of transport are available.
“We have already seen the first snowfall of the year last week and the Land Rover was incredibly useful in helping members of our Estates on-call team get into the hospital during the night and treat the grounds reliably and safely.”
Throughout winter, it’s more important to help health services cope with increased demand by getting the right care, first time. This ensures you receive the best possible treatment, leaving health services free for those who need them most.
Those with minor or non-urgent ailments like coughs, colds or flu-like symptoms should see a pharmacist, get advice by calling NHS 111 or visit the walk in centre based within Rotherham Community Health Centre on Greasbrough Road or call your GP practice for advice.
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