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    Hospital Transport

    As a disabled wheelchair user with a right elevated leg rest I have previously been able to book hospital transport for day case procedures as I am not able to drive to hospital.

    It now appears that this transport is no longer available even when either you’re GP or hospital consultant has authorised this.

    I would like to ask for your support in signing an e-petition to have this debated as it now seems that this is down to individuals to arrange.

    Thank you for your support.

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/37983

    Thank you again for your support

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    davewhit
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulinuk View Post
    As a disabled wheelchair user with a right elevated leg rest I have previously been able to book hospital transport for day case procedures as I am not able to drive to hospital.

    It now appears that this transport is no longer available even when either you’re GP or hospital consultant has authorised this.

    I would like to ask for your support in signing an e-petition to have this debated as it now seems that this is down to individuals to arrange.

    Thank you for your support.

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/37983

    Thank you again for your support
    how do you get about when not going to hospital ?

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    I manage as best as you can but the point I was trying to make is that if you need to go into hospital and have a procedure that means you cannot 'drive' after and unable to access an ordinary taxi then how are you suppose to get home when previously transport was provided. I would never dream of booking hospital transport for an ordinary hospital appointment.

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    davewhit
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulinuk View Post
    I manage as best as you can but the point I was trying to make is that if you need to go into hospital and have a procedure that means you cannot 'drive' after and unable to access an ordinary taxi then how are you suppose to get home when previously transport was provided. I would never dream of booking hospital transport for an ordinary hospital appointment.
    Have you asked the hospital what they think people in your postion should do ?

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    They are not interested at all even the CEO says i need to book a taxi. My MP is not happy and has offered their help in taking this complaint further.

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    Talk to your PCT most PCT's have arrangements in place for hospital transport for the disabled. Or contact PALS

    Paul I see you are in Devon, which hospital do you need to attend?

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    i think it depends on the area you live in and the hospital you go to. here you have to live within a set distance to the hospital your going to, and your particular condition. here we have my bus which previously was called dial a bus. you just book em like you would the hospital transport n they pick you up, n take you home again. have you spoken to an advocacy agency? they can help you fight for it and get you information. good luck

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