How Patient Transport can make a difference
When someone finds it difficult to leave their house, for whatever reason, the simplest things can become stressful, difficult tasks.
One in three older people find it difficult to get where they want to go, especially if they have mobility issues or live on their own and in rural areas with limited access to public transport. Hospital transport can make all the difference.
As a patient transport driver you can offer people an easy door-to-door service, allowing them to attend GP and hospital appointments without any stress or hassle.
You’ll not only be helping to get people from A to B and back again but also giving them some much-needed independence as well as the opportunity to connect with their local communities.
It’s also a chance to volunteer your company. You’ll be there to lend an ear, giving them someone to chat to along the way and help their confidence.
Sometimes you might lend a steadying hand but our volunteer drivers for hospitals aren’t expected to help someone in or out of a wheelchair. As a hospital transport volunteer, you won’t do anything that might put you or the person you’re helping at risk.
As well as offering volunteer transport to hospital and back, you can also become a community transport volunteer, helping to get people anywhere else that they might want to go.
Find out more about what you can expect