Patients benefit from Land Rover loan

A CAR dealership provided some winter wheels to a health trust to ensure patients can continue to access services during bad weather.
Nigel Smith, head gardener at the trust, and Mike Tyson, managing director at Sytner Land Rover Sheffield.Nigel Smith, head gardener at the trust, and Mike Tyson, managing director at Sytner Land Rover Sheffield.
Nigel Smith, head gardener at the trust, and Mike Tyson, managing director at Sytner Land Rover Sheffield.

Sytner Land Rover has loaned Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust a 4x4 vehicle for the 12th year in a row, which will be used by the trust’s estates team to ensure staff can get to Rotherham Hospital and help keep the grounds free from snow and ice.

The Land Rover will also be on hand to transport staff members into work so patients can be treated if no alternative transport is available.

Chris Tobin, head of estates at the trust, said: “The recent cold snap is a sharp reminder of the impact bad weather can have on people trying to reach our sites.

“The Land Rover is a very valuable asset to help us keep our services running and ensure our hospital grounds are safe for patients, visitors and colleagues.”

Mike Tyson, managing director of Sytner in Sheffield, added: “We are delighted and proud to be in a position to help the community of South Yorkshire once again over this winter period should it be required.”