Keeping the NHS running during severe winter weather conditions

Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Clearway Gritting has played a part in keeping local NHS hospitals running effectively during severe winter weather this year. We manage several public sector NHS hospitals contracts in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. 

How our gritting services support your local NHS hospital

Our Clearway Gritting teams remove snow and ice from the NHS hospital car parks, grit private roads adjoining the main road, grit pavements and keep all other access roads and paths clear, so NHS hospital staff and hospital visitors can park easily and access the hospital at all times.

Why should NHS hospitals choose Clearway Gritting to manage their winter gritting?

Clearway Gritting is the largest gritting company operating in the south east, established in 2004. We have excellent local winter gritting coverage in all counties across the south east. Our winter gritting teams are used to working with public sector clients and we understand how NHS hospitals work and the type of winter gritting hospitals require. We are also used to working with large public sector clients in different sectors across the south east.

Clearway Gritting has local depots near your NHS hospital

Our head office is based in St Albans, Hertfordshire and our experienced teams operate from the following hubs. If you are looking to employ a winter gritting contractor to grit your NHS hospital car park and clear your access routes, Clearway winter gritting teams will never be more than a 30-minute journey from your hospital, so you can be reassured we can reach your hospital trust in all weather.

Our winter gritting teams travel to NHS hospitals from:

Our modern gritting machinery is ideal for NHS Hospital snow clearance

At Clearway Gritting we have a growing gritting fleet of 80+ snowploughs and 36+ spreaders so you know that your hospital will be well served when bad weather arrives. We purchase winter gritting equipment from Econ Engineering Limited as they are the largest UK manufacturer of winter gritting and salt spreading vehicles.  

Our experienced Clearway gritting teams are used to working at large premises as we already service many local NHS hospitals. We use a variety of different sized spreaders so we can clear ice and snow and grit small and large NHS hospitals. We use our main 3.5 tonne Vale Engineering trailed spreaders, and we use six 7.5-tonne and two 14-tonne spreaders. For very large hospital sites we grit by using our two 18-tonne lorries.

Clearway Gritting grits NHS Hospitals in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk

We have many winter gritting contracts with local hospitals. The following hospital trusts are examples:

  • East & North Herts Hospital Trust – Lister, Hertford and Howlands, Welwyn Garden City
  • West Herts Hospital Trust – Watford, Hemel, St.Albans, Hertfordshire
  • New QE2, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
  • Wolverton Health Centre, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire
  • Enhanced Service Centre, Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Sherwood Reception, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire
  • Lakeside Health Care, Yaxley, Cambridgeshire

Andrew Sherriff, Director, Clearway Gritting St Albans, Hertfordshire said:

‘As you can see from the list of NHS Hospital Trusts that employ Clearway Gritting to clear their hospital car park, access roads and footpaths we are a trusted NHS gritting contractor. Our winter gritting teams have been clearing ice and snow and gritting their local hospitals throughout this winter, and we are all pleased to play our part in keeping our hospitals open, during this difficult year. Clearway Gritting specialises in gritting large public sector premises using the best modern winter gritting machinery available. We offer a variety of winter gritting packages, including a 24-hour winter gritting service. If your NHS hospital trust is looking for a local reliable winter gritting contractor, it’s never too early to prepare for the winter gritting season. If you want gritting advice, please call our St Albans team on 01727 851837. We will discuss your individual requirements and provide references from other local hospitals, so you have peace of mind that your hospital will always stay open, whatever the weather.’

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Preventative and reactive car park gritting services to the private and public sectors in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, London and the South East. Our car park gritting vehicles are always prepared and ready to provide service at very short notice, often within 1 hour of an initial request.

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