Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, has helped us set up a connection with the Scottish Ambulance Service. Emma visited us at the end of October to learn more about us and gave our lovely electric people carrier a try. Following on from that she put us in touch with Hospital Transport. Hospital transport is currently experiencing huge demand, so refers some callers to volunteer schemes like ourselves.
So don’t forget. If you need to get to a hospital appointment and you haven’t been referred by Hospital Transport, just give us a call.
So, a little over six months since we re-started the car scheme AND the Dial a Bus and things are going well. Despite the pandemic lots of you have felt safe enough to venture out and make use of our service. We’ve nearly 100 of you on our books and regularly carry more than 30 every week, to appointments, to visit friends or simply to make a connection to travel on with bus or train.
We can do more, so next time you need to get to a hospital appointment or meet someone, there’s no need to worry about asking a friend or neighbour, just give us a call. And just like your friend, we’ll wait for you. Just let us know how long you think you’ll need so we remember to bring along a hot water bottle!