Transport to hospital appointment

Transport to hospital appointment

Transport provisions aren’t enough to get to hospital appointment. Need to rely on community transport (volunteer run) to get to nearest bus stop which is 14 miles away. There are so many changes/transfers on the way and then you need to do it all again on the way back. Hospitals won’t even take travel time in to consideration when issuing appointments for people in remote areas. This idea was shared at the TPAS annual conference.


I could have written this exact case. In the area served by our charity (which provides volunteer transport, amongst other services) there are villages with no suitable (or any) public transport. Even where it exists, a trip to the hospital using it would require several changes, careful planning and (not infrequent) cancelled services.

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