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Transport & Logistics Award

Awarded to the NHS Trust that has seen improvements in operational logistics including emergency services transport and coordination; fleet management; green transport; car parking and traffic management; postal services; and the supply of materials and goods.

2022 Winner: Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust - Electric HGV trial

State-of-the-art DAF LF Electric 19-tonne HGV vehicles are being used to transport essential supplies, equipment, and laundry across the four hospital sites run by the Northern Care Alliance. These are fitted with data logging equipment to inform the best use for the new vehicles and to ensure they contributes to the Trust’s aims to achieve net zero by 2040.


Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust - Electric Van fleet
Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust - Battery Electric Truck Trial
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / NHS Fleet Solutions
Barts Health NHS Trust - sustainable transport initiatives
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - Getting to work Project


2021 Winner
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

In an emergency, being able to land just minutes away from specialist care at MRI or RMCH is crucial. The first elevated Helipad of its kind in the North West opened at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust in May 2021, enabling critically ill or injured babies, children and adults to be airlifted straight to Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust hospitals in Manchester city centre. It is believed that the landing site could allow as many as 300 patients to be airlifted to ORC hospitals each year.


NHS Fleet Solutions (Northumbria Healthcare) - 500 Nissan Leafs
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - First All-Electric Patient Transport Vehicle
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust - Lower Emission Pool Car Initiative
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust - Riverboat Delivery Service


2020 Winner
Welsh Ambulance Service

In October, the Welsh Ambulance Service unveiled ultra-modern additions to its 799-strong fleet, including a low-emission hybrid rapid response car, the first of its kind for the service. The trust has also commissioned new and improved emergency and non-emergency ambulances, as well as a fleet maintenance vehicle to help with the upkeep of its new haul. It is hoped the more fuel efficient vehicles will drive down CO2 emissions and improve the experience of both staff and patients.

Solent Transport
Thames Valley Air Ambulance
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Scotland


2019 Winner

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton has introduced a number of different initiatives to help patients, visitors and staff to travel green around its hospitals. These include incentives for staff that car share or choose to walk and cycle to work, rather than drive, and the installation of e‐Bikes at the Royal Derby Hospital. The trust’s Travel Plan, which last year won the Transport and Travel Award at the NHS Sustainability Award, is updated each year to inform people of the most effective and efficient ways of travelling between the Trust’s hospitals, whilst giving a breakdown of how staff currently make their way to work. The Trust only offers Ultra Low Emission Vehicles on its lease car schemes, has several on‐site charging pointsand has allocated Clean Air Zones around all of them.

Transport & Logistics Award 2019 Winner: University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

2018 Winner

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) has introduced three new hydrogen‐ electric support vehicles to its transport fleet and is also working with a low emission technology company to build a prototype hydrogen‐electric ambulance. It is the first ambulance service in the country to introduce the support vehicles and has set itself the challenge of making the entire fleet as eco‐friendly as possible over the next few years. Several other projects to reduce its carbon footprint include installing solar panels on more than 100 ambulances.

Transport & Logistics Award 2018 Winner: Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust


Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

2017 Winner

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Yorkshire Ambulance Service is leading the field for green fleet and innovation within the ambulance service. The fleet now features two hydrogen electric hybrids plus a hydrogen-diesel conversion that runs as part of the patient transport fleet. The Service is also rolling out electric charging points across 62 ambulance stations as well as standby points and offices across the region. Fuel consumption is continuously assessed through telematics systems installed on all vehicles.

Transport & Logistics Award 2017 Winner: Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust


York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

2016 Winner

NHS Blood and Transport

NHS Blood and Transport collects blood from more than 3,000 donation venues, delivers it to 15 holding units and then transports shipments on demand to every NHS trust in England and North Wales. Last year, NHSBT implemented new transport management software to improve the efficiency of its 220-strong fleet. This improves order capture and service levels while helping to reduce third party costs from couriers.

Transport & Logistics Award 2016 Winner: NHS Blood and Transport


Weston Area Health NHS Trust - Sustainable Transport Initiatives
South West London Pathology - Lord Carter review
Derby Teaching Hospitals - Travel Plan
Royal United Hospitals Bath - New Car Parking Facility

2014 Winner

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

St Helens Hospital has taken steps to improve the visitor and staff car parking experience and to help create a more sustainable, user-friendly parking regime. The system uses a new IP-based operating system architecture that enables it to simply and directly connect with multiple technologies being deployed in hospitals and their car parks both now and in the future. This technology has cash and card handling options and can accommodate newer payment technologies in addition to barcoded tickets, staffsmart cards and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR). It offers a streamlined, regular parking service to patients, visitors and staff, and frees up parking staff to perform vital tasks. The ability to integrate control of the St Helens Hospital parking with the future parking needs of Trust was a key consideration.


University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Trust