Drivers encouraged to 'Switch Off when you Drop Off' at the RUH

Drivers are being asked to switch off their engines when dropping off passengers at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust. It's part of a new air quality campaign 'Switch Off when you Drop Off'.

The campaign is designed to target idling vehicles – especially those that drop-off or wait in the main entrance area. This follows on from the RUH becoming a smokefree site as of January 2019, continuing efforts to provide a clean, healthy environment for all who visit the hospital.

Alongside promoting the 'Switch Off when you Drop Off' message, the RUH sustainability team – who are responsible for environmental issues at the hospital – have been working with local bus and taxi companies, as well as patient transport to encourage them to support the initiative too.

RUH Head of Sustainability Hayley Williams said: "We all know air pollution is bad for our health. As a health organisation we have a responsibility to do what we can to protect our patients, visitors, staff and local residents and we hope people will get behind this campaign."

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