PATIENTS, visitors and staff at Solihull’s Marie Curie hospice can top up their electric vehicles after a charge point was installed.
To mark Earth Month (April) and as part of the charity’s sustainability plan Marie Curie teamed up with car company Arnold Clark to install the points at nine of its hospices across the UK.
Marie Curie has committed to follow in the footsteps of the NHS and reach Net Zero emissions by 2050 by reducing energy consumption, moving to hybrid working and switching to electric vehicles, including company cars, community pool cars and fleet vehicles.
Georgina Bushell, partnerships manager at Marie Curie, said: “As part of Marie Curie’s ambitions to become more sustainable, we are delighted that each of our nine hospices now has electric vehicle charging points.
“ This will be of great benefit to our hospice staff, especially to our nurses who visit patients in their own homes, as well as to people visiting loved ones in our hospices.”
The electric vehicle charging points have been installed at Marie Curie hospices in Cardiff, Bradford, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, West Midlands, Liverpool, Hampstead, and Newcastle.
An Arnold Clark spokesperson said: “We recognise that the automotive industry is evolving, and the number of EV drivers on the roads will continue to grow.
“Therefore, having EV chargers at each of their nine hospices in the UK will be a huge benefit for any visitors, patients and staff.”
The chargers are for private use by the Marie Curie community only.