The Christie NHS Foundation Trust has taken four new Toyota Yaris hybrids as dedicated hourly rental vehicles from Enterprise Car Club.
The new Enterprise Car Club vehicles are being used by the Christie At Home team, a group of eight nurses who work in shifts to visit cancer patients in the local community and therefore travel very frequently by car.
As part of ongoing measures to ensure the utmost efficiency and sustainability, the Manchester-based Christie Trust worked with Enterprise to analyse employee journey patterns and usage to establish if rental could offer a better solution.
It formed a key part of the Trust’s green travel plan to reduce the need for cars to be brought on-site and lower the emissions for business travel mileage.
Previously they used their own cars for business trips and claimed ‘grey fleet’ mileage reimbursement.
Enterprise Car Club’s managing director Dan Gursel said: "Many public and private sector organisations want to reduce the expense and lack of control inherent to mileage reimbursement, and dedicated car clubs can be an excellent solution.
"They can help organisations save thousands of pounds, ensure employees drive regularly maintained and properly insured vehicles, and reduce their reliance on a process that can be admin-heavy for finance employees.
“The first step is to analyse usage habits to create a model of journeys undertaken that looks at all the variables: who drives, when, where, for how long and how far.
"Because the car club vehicles are available on site, 24/7, 365 days of the year, the Christie At Home team can continue to provide a vital community service, reaching patients at all hours of the day or night, while providing a better solution for the Trust.”