Lizbeth Collie, Active Travel Officer with Sustrans/NHS Highlands

NHS Highland

NHS Highlands - development of active and sustainable travel plans for two new hospitals

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Project Timeline

NHS Highland


Lizbeth Collie, ActiveTravel Officer at Sustrans / NHS Highland and Mathilda Heyman, NHSS reached out for support, initially to develop Workplace Travel Plans for two new NHS Highland sites - Badenoch and Strathspey Hospital  in Aviemore and Broadford Hospital in Skye. These sites both required submission of anActive Travel Plan for planning permission.


The aim was to support NHSHighland to meet its planning conditions for the two new hospitals in Badenoch & Strathspey and in Broadford. Through this, to support  NHSHighlands  and NSS in the development of a template Active Travel ActionPlan that can be further developed as a resource that can be used by NHS Boards across Scotland to support and encourage active travel amongst NHS employees.


Project Execution


TKHS worked alongsideNHS Highland and NHSS to develop Active and Sustainable Travel Action template that could be used in the  first instance to offer support to the Transition and Migration Group at Badenoch and Strathspey hospital to assist them with the completion of the template in order to meet their planning permission conditions.


TKHS then developed and facilitated a virtual workshop to support Badenoch and Strathspey hospital Transition and Migration Group [in the completion of the site specific Active and Sustainable Travel Action Plan in line with the planning requirements and provided general information about the resources available to them to promote active travel amongst NHS employees. 


TKHS also provided support in terms of the analysis of employee travel survey for the Badenoch andStrathspey Hospital.




Lizbeth Collie, ActiveTravel Officer with Sustrans / NHS Highland, said “Shona’s breadth of experience and engaging way of working really helped us focus on developing the active and sustainable travel plans for the two new hospitals. We started withher existing documentation on staff travel surveys and on travel plans, whichwas really useful as a prompt for discussion, and with her input we adapted itfor our own circumstances. Her help with analysis of staff travel surveyresults was very useful indeed. We’re making use of the materials developed atother sites, for example to support funding applications.”

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