The hospital car service continues to take a variety of patients to hospital for outpatients visits and sometimes for procedures. Our drivers go to many different hospitals both local and further away. Within reason if we have a driver available we will go anywhere and have been to London a few times this year plus a couple of trips to Papworth in Cambridge.
The coordinators job is still split between Sue, Susie, Catherine and Yvonne generally doing one week in four, which works well. We are all fairly flexible and can rearrange things if necessary at short notice.
We have a fairly constant request for about 100 trips a month with January last year being a record 138 in total. Over the whole year we took 1328 people to hospital.
Since the last AGM four new drivers have joined us and one has retired, giving a total of 42 available, although a couple have been unwell for a while. Even so we do occasionally have to advise the surgery we can’t help on particularly busy days. We are always looking for new members for our team, who often hear about us through friends.
CCNB would like to thank the drivers and coordinators for all their work. we really appreciate the time they give us and know the patients do too.