This is a service that predominantly collects specimens from all
the GP Surgeries and other Hospitals in our catchment area. In
addition all post, medical records and equipment to these surgeries
are collected and delivered. The Trust has six vehicles that
continually provide a service on a Monday-Saturday basis.
The Taxi Service is now co-ordinated through the Transport
Service, from 9.00am-5.00pm, Monday to Friday (out of hours the
Taxi Service is co-ordinated through A&E).
The non-emergency patient transport is managed by the Head of
Facilities assisted by the Transport Co-ordinator.
The purpose of this contract is to get patients to and from
hospitals in the most appropriate and cost effective manner.
The merging of the above and the Trust's own transport is
intended to provide options in relation to patient movement, as the
movement of patients by ambulance is most costly.