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Not happy

Just tried to get transport from doc to the hospital that 9 miles away down motor way and they have said my current medical state is not in the criteria of need for hospital transport and I would be excepted my god partner poorly and I hardly walk what's going on xx

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you might like to look at: nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1079.aspx?...

where it explains about transport to hospital and it says, I'm afraid, that transport is not available in some places.

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Hospital transport is usually by very lengthy routes only, picking up many others en route.

A taxi or lift would be far easier on the body.

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Rand a lot of money at long way away xx

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You posted earlier that you worked and had to get car off the drive to get to work when the neighbour blocked you in. Can friend not give you a lift if you pay petrol ?

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I live the other end of town as they live near were we work I live 6 miles away the opersite direction so no one to take me so if I was at work it would of been £8.00 for taxi 😳

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If it able to drive can u not go there is self

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I live 15 miles from local hospital, not sure why you have a problem as if you get PIP it is for just this type of thing, and if you drive to work why is their a need for the hospital to organise transport. You've flumoxed me, as hospitals normally do have bus stops so no real problem whatever why I look at it.

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My partner or taxi takes me work I don't drive

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I was taken into A&E by emergency ambulance a couple of weeks ago....cost me £30 in a taxi to get home....I don't think hospital transport is available these days except in emergency to get there...but you are on your own to get home!

Some areas do have volunteer drivers who take & collect patients for a small fee.....ask the Pals office at your hospital they will probably have a contact number....or know if your area does have this service.

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Hiya

It's the same in Yorkshire. My daughter has trouble walking due to having joint hypermobility and non-epileptic seizures. Her partner works shifts and she doesn't live near us so it's hard for her at times. I hope you manage to sort something out.

TT x

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