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April 18, 2023

Hospitals: why implement carpooling?

Sites far from public transport, staggered working hours (2*8h or 3*8h), difficulties in parking, healthcare staff concerned about their purchasing power… the challenges linked to mobility in hospitals are numerous!

In a sector where the turnover of healthcare workers is high, some healthcare establishments have difficulty recruiting or retaining their staff. Faced with these problems, human resources directors and CSR managers are increasingly turning to carpooling.

Karos Mobility details for you 4 reasons to deploy carpooling in your hospital.

1. How can we improve the quality of life of healthcare workers by strengthening their purchasing power?

31,493 euros gross PPP: this is the median salary of a nurse in Europe in 2018 according to European Datalab. With shifted and irregular schedules, nurses are often part of the 60% European people who use the car to get to work. When you know that a car costs an average of 6,000 euros per year, this is an important issue. Carpooling is an ideal solution: the passengers carpool at an advantageous rate; the drivers recover the costs of their trips by earning a minimum of 2€/trip/passenger. On average, people who carpool regularly with one of the Karos Mobility apps save 97 euros per month.


Some of Karos Mobility’s partners, such as the Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP), have already saved their staff almost 500,000 euros through carpooling.

Source : APHP

2. How can I improve the accessibility of my health care facility?

An easily accessible site is an HR asset that should not be overlooked: 49% of French people find their commute to work unpleasant, and 66% find their workplace poorly served! Healthcare institutions sometimes struggle to attract or recruit staff, and turnover can be high. To solve this problem, many university hospitals are investing in sustainable mobility solutions, such as carpooling, to increase their attractiveness. On Karos Mobility apps, carpooling allows passengers to save an average of 27 minutes. For drivers, it is a way to make the trip more convivial, to pass time, and to reduce the risks of attention loss, important on night trips.

Carpooling is an inexpensive and easy to set up mode of transportation. Most often, in the case of multi-site hospitals, the Karos Mobility solution allows for the management of carpooling for all establishments from the same platform.

Finally, in times of transport strikes, Karos Mobility replaces public transport and ensures continuity of service. This was the case at the 52 APHP sites, which carried out nearly 100,000 carpools during the 2019 strikes.

3. How can I reduce the cost of my parking? How can I avoid the saturation of my company parking lot?

It is often difficult to find available parking spaces in the vicinity of hospitals, whether for nursing staff or visitors. Parking lots are regularly overcrowded, represent a significant cost for health care institutions, and offer little flexibility in the face of changes in the number of health care personnel: it is easier and much less costly to reduce the number of cars going to the site than to increase the available parking space.

By encouraging the development of carpooling, by dedicating parking spaces for carpoolers for example, hospitals are relieving congestion in their parking lots. Some are even able to reduce the space allocated to the car in order to set up bicycle and electric bicycle parking facilities.

Source : Karos France

« Before Karos, professionals used to park on the streets of the town, in free parking lots.

Today, these streets and parking lots have become chargeable.

Therefore the Karos solution, helps them to reduce their parking costs by sharing them with other carpoolers»

Sonia Gibon, Director of Hospitality, Purchasing and Logistics at CHV

4. How can I reduce the ecological footprint of my healthcare facility?

Due to their activity, healthcare establishments have a significant ecological footprint and produce a lot of waste. For sites with more than 200 employees, employee travel can represent a significant volume of CO2 emissions and fine particles. This is why many hospitals are setting up a carpooling network to easily reduce their carbon impact.

The Karos Mobility Entreprises SaaS platform allows institutions to automatically measure the CO2 savings made by their carpooling employees, and to include it in their CSR report.

As an example, the UKB Universitäts Klinikum Bonn that has deployed the Karos mobility solution has already avoided nearly 3,000 kilos of CO2 emissions in less than 6 months.

Source : Universitätsklinikum Bonn | LinkedIn

Karos Mobility specialist of carpooling for hospitals

In Europe, Karos Mobility is the leader in carpooling for hospitals and healthcare establishments and is deployed at more than 70 sites with more than 110,000 employees. Indeed, more than 170,000 carpools have been carried out by our partners, who renew their partnership every year. In just a few weeks, our sustainable mobility consultants implement the Karos Mobility solution and get carpooling off the ground in your establishment.

Among our Hospitals partners:

Don’t wait any longer and contact us to implement carpooling for your staff!

Article written by :

Anaïs Enrico, Karos Mobility

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