Our Brighton Hospital has won a local sustainable active commuting challenge, which encouraged local businesses and institutions to swap their cars for bikes, public transport or walking for six weeks.

Our team beat off stiff competition from Sussex University, Brighton and Hove County Council, and the Royal Sussex County NHS Hospital. They won a donation to charity and chose Brighton and Hove Food Partnership, who are a non-profit organisation helping people learn to cook, eat a healthy diet, waste less food and grow their own.

Over the course of the challenge our team at Brighton Hospital managed to save 323kg of CO2, which is the equivalent of driving 1,242 miles in a car. And, as a result, everyone involved is feeling fitter and healthier.

We’ve recently installed a new bike shed at our Brighton Hospital to make it easier for our people to cycle to work. And, later this year, we’ll be launching an ‘active travel’ campaign to encourage all our people to consider their commute to work and to try out some alternatives.

We already have a cycle to work scheme in place, where our people can receive discounts on purchasing bikes and e-bikes.