Saturday 24th August 2019
Car Enthusiast - click here to access the home page

 


Rolls-Royce builds SRH special. Image by Rolls-Royce.

Rolls-Royce builds SRH special
Children going for surgery in Chichester can drive themselves to theatre in Rolls-Royce.
<< earlier Rolls-Royce article     later Rolls-Royce article >>

 


News homepage -> Rolls-Royce news

What's all this about?

This little beauty is the Rolls-Royce St Richard's Hospital, or SRH. And it has been built by the luxury marque's Bespoke Manufacturing team - with more than 400 man-hours of their own time going into the project - for a very important purpose.

And what purpose would that be?

Well, it is named after the institution where it will be used, St Richard's being the hospital in Rolls-Royce's home town of Chichester, West Sussex. And the SRH will allow poorly young children, facing a daunting operation, to drive themselves to theatre through the hospital's Paediatric Day Surgery Unit (PDSU). The aim is that, by driving themselves to surgery, it will reduce stress for the kids ahead of the operation.

That's brilliant! What powers the SRH?

It has a 24-volt gel battery and electric motor that can propel the electric SRH to a top speed of 10mph, although a 4mph limiter can be imposed for gentler journeys through the PDSU; which, incidentally, has been lined with traffic signs that the young drivers can follow. The SRH sports an Andalusian White/Salamanca Blue body with a hand-applied St James Red coachline. Inside is a two-tone steering wheel and seats, and yes, the R-R-branded wheel centres remain upright when the car is in motion.

So who are the kids enjoying the SRH in the pictures?

They will be Molly Matthews and Hari Rajyaguru, two patients at the PDSU at St Richard's, who - along with their families - were invited to Rolls-Royce's Goodwood HQ for a VIP tour of the facility... and a very rare privilege. They got to drive the SRH up and down the Rolls-Royce production line, a treat usually only reserved for the marque's chief executive during the validation process for new model families. After the day had concluded, Molly, Hari and the families were all chauffeured home in Rolls-Royce Ghosts.

Why did Rolls-Royce build the SRH?

Let's hand over to that aforementioned CEO of Rolls-Royce, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, who said: "We are a proud member of the community here in West Sussex. The Paediatric Unit at St Richard's Hospital does such vital work in providing essential care to young people and their families. We hope that the Rolls Royce SRH will serve to make the experience for young people during treatment a little less stressful."

And presumably the hospital is delighted?

Oh yes. Marianne Griffiths, chief executive of Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: "Just like the joy it will bring to our young patients, the Rolls-Royce SRH is simply priceless. It is a very special gift and one of the most wonderful donations ever received by Love Your Hospital, our trust's dedicated charity. On behalf of everyone at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Rolls-Royce and especially the small team who volunteered so much of their own time in support of St Richard's Hospital in Chichester and the children we care for."

Anything else?

Yes, not only did the Bespoke team build this entirely on their own time, out of the goodness of their hearts, but the Spirit of Ecstasy bonnet figure and the paddle controls within the SRH were made using advanced 3D printing techniques. Fancy, eh?



Matt Robinson - 1 Mar 2017


2017 Rolls-Royce SHR. Image by Rolls-Royce.2017 Rolls-Royce SHR. Image by Rolls-Royce.2017 Rolls-Royce SHR. Image by Rolls-Royce.2017 Rolls-Royce SHR. Image by Rolls-Royce.2017 Rolls-Royce SHR. Image by Rolls-Royce.

2017 Rolls-Royce SHR. Image by Rolls-Royce.2017 Rolls-Royce SHR. Image by Rolls-Royce.2017 Rolls-Royce SHR. Image by Rolls-Royce.2017 Rolls-Royce SHR. Image by Rolls-Royce.2017 Rolls-Royce SHR. Image by Rolls-Royce.









www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com    - Rolls-Royce road tests
- Rolls-Royce news
- images






Rolls-Royce gathers whole range in Geneva. Image by Rolls-Royce.
Rolls-Royce gathers whole range in Geneva
Bespoke and Black Badge products dominate Rolls-Royce show of strength.
 
Rolls-Royce takes Cullinan to Monterey. Image by Rolls-Royce.
Rolls-Royce takes Cullinan to Monterey
The 'Rolls-Royce of SUVs' will form centrepiece of large Bespoke collection display in California.
Rolls-Royce gears up for Goodwood. Image by Rolls-Royce.
Rolls-Royce gears up for Goodwood
'Blow-Up' Silver Cloud will be star of Rolls-Royce's Goodwood display.

 
 215 Racing
 9ff
 A. Kahn Design
 Abarth
 Abt
 AC Cars
 AC Schnitzer
 Acura
 Alfa Romeo
 Alpina
 Alpine
 Amari
 APS Sportec
 Arash
 Arden
 Ares
 Ariel
 Arrinera
 Artega
 Ascari
 Aston Martin
 Atalanta
 Atomik
 Audi
 Austin
 Auto Union
 Autodelta
 Autofarm
 Autosport
 Avatar
 Axon
 Aznom
 BAC
 BAIC
 Bentley
 Bertone
 Bloodhound
 Bluebird
 BMW
 Bosch
 Bowler
 Brabham
 Brabus
 Breckland
 Bridgestone
 Brilliance
 Bristol
 Bugatti
 Buick
 Burton
 BYD
 Cadillac
 Callaway
 Caparo
 Capstone
 Carlsson
 Caterham
 CCG
 Chang'an
 Changfeng
 Chevrolet
 Chevron
 Chongfeng
 Chrysler
 Citroen
 Climax
 Connaught
 Cooper Tires
 Corvette
 Cummins
 Cupra
 Dacia
 Daewoo
 Daihatsu
 Daimler
 Dartz
 Datsun
 David Brown
 David Brown Automotive
 DDR
 De Tomaso
 Delta
 Detroit Electric
 Devon
 Dodge
 Donkervoort
 Drayson
 DS
 Eagle
 Eagle E-type
 EDAG
 edo competition
 Eterniti
 Evisol
 Exagon
 FAB Design

 
 Factory Five
 Faralli & Mazzanti
 Fenix
 Fenomenon
 Ferrari
 Fiat
 Fisker
 Ford
 G-Power
 Geely
 Gemballa
 General Motors
 Ginetta
 Giugiaro
 GMC
 Goodwood
 Google
 Gordon Murray
 Gordon Murray Design
 Gray Design
 Great Wall
 GTA
 GTM
 Gumpert
 Hamann
 Hartge
 HBH
 Heffner Performance
 Hennessey
 HERE
 Holden
 Honda
 Hulme
 Hummer
 Hyundai
 I.D.E.A
 Icona
 IFR
 Infiniti
 Ionity
 Isis
 JAC
 Jaguar
 Jeep
 Jensen
 Jetstream
 JJAD
 Joss Developments
 Kahn
 Kamala
 Keating
 Kia
 Koenigsegg
 KTM
 Kumho
 Lada
 Lagonda
 Lamborghini
 Lancia
 Land Rover
 Lexus
 Liberty
 Lightning
 Lincoln
 Lister
 Loma Performance
 Lorinser
 Lotus
 LupiniPower
 Luxgen
 Mahindra
 Mansory
 Maserati
 Mastretta
 Maybach
 Mazda
 McLaren
 Mercedes
 Mercedes-AMG
 Mercedes-Benz
 Mercedes-Maybach
 Mercury
 Metrocab
 MG
 Michelin
 MINI
 Mitsubishi
 MMI
 Monte Carlo
 Mopar
 Morgan
 Mosler
 MTM
 NAC MG
 Nissan
 NLV

 
 Noble
 Novitec
 Opel
 Overfinch
 Pagani
 Perodua
 Peugeot
 Piaggio
 Pininfarina
 Polestar
 Pontiac
 Porsche
 Preview
 Prodrive
 Project Runningblade
 Project Velocity
 Proton
 Protoscar
 Qoros
 Radical
 Red Bull
 Renault
 Reva
 Rimac
 Rinspeed
 RoadRazer
 Rolls-Royce
 Ronn Motor Company
 Rover
 RUF
 Saab
 SAIC
 Saleen
 Saturn
 Scagliarini
 SCG
 Scion
 SDR Sportscars
 SEAT
 Sin
 Singer
 Skoda
 Smart
 Soleil
 Spada
 speedArt
 Sportec
 Spyker
 SRT
 Ssangyong
 SSC
 Startech
 STaSIS
 Subaru
 Suzuki
 Suzusho
 TAD
 Tamiya
 Tata
 Techart
 Tesla
 THINK
 Thunder Power
 Tojeiro
 Tommy Kaira
 TomTom
 Toray
 Toyota
 Trabant
 TranStar
 Trident
 Tushek
 TVR
 UKCOTY
 Vanda Electrics
 Vauxhall
 Velozzi
 Vencer
 Venturi
 Veritas
 Vizualtech
 VL Automotive
 Volkswagen
 Volvo
 VUHL
 Webasto
 Westfield
 Wiesmann
 Xenatec
 Yamaha
 Zagato
 Zarooq
 Zenos
 Zenvo



 
 






External links:   | Irish Car Market News |

Internal links:   | Home | Privacy | Contact us | Archives | Follow Car Enthusiast on Twitter | Copyright 1999-2019 ©