‘Green’ travel plan almost brings NHS Chairman to a ‘sticky end’

As reported in the Daily Telegraph (5 December 2008), Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare Trust chairman Mike Gretton, who is trying to convince staff to cycle to work, admitted he had fallen foul of his trust’s ‘green’ scheme.

Mr Gretton suffered six broken ribs and punctured a lung after he collided with a car while cycling to work.

Speaking at the public trust board meeting, he said: “This green travel nearly brought me to a sticky end.

“I tested the accident and emergency department comprehensively.”

This particular story features in another story alleging that managers at Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, Hants are ‘wasting’ money buying umbrellas for staff in an effort, as part of its new green travel plan called ‘Saving Carbon, Improving Lives’, to encourage more staff to walk to work.

Read the full article here.

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