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    • ktate
    • By ktate 7th Oct 17, 3:45 PM
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    help in getting to hospital
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    • 7th Oct 17, 3:45 PM
    help in getting to hospital 7th Oct 17 at 3:45 PM
    Hi all hope someone can help or advice me
    i live in stoke on trent and have to go to birmingham QE for an opperation
    i am disabled and use crutches so mobility isnt very good
    iv just had bowel surgery and 4 months chemo and now v got to get to birmingham im the only driver any help in getting there please thank you
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    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 7th Oct 17, 4:21 PM
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    http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1079.aspx?CategoryID=68

    Non-emergency patient transport services

    Some people are eligible for non-emergency patient transport services (PTS). These services provide free transport to and from hospital for:

    people whose condition means they need additional medical support during their journey
    people who find it difficult to walk
    parents or guardians of children who are being transported

    PTS may not be available in all areas. To find out if you are eligible for PTS and how to access it, you will need to speak to your GP or the healthcare professional who referred you to hospital.
    • ktate
    • By ktate 8th Oct 17, 4:44 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 4:44 PM
    Thank you
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    • 8th Oct 17, 4:44 PM
    Thank you for the infomation will contact my GP on Monday and will let you know if i can get any help in getting down there i know i wont be able to drive for 6 to 10 weeks after so i may have to stop down there k
    • faerielight
    • By faerielight 16th Oct 17, 9:56 PM
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    • 16th Oct 17, 9:56 PM
    it's a good scheme, I have used patient transport to get to a london hospital. Good luck with your surgery and also recovery fr4om your bowel surgery
    Many thanks to all who contribute on MSE
    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 16th Oct 17, 10:01 PM
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    • 16th Oct 17, 10:01 PM
    Good luck with it all x
    Annie
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    • Akahotpot
    • By Akahotpot 17th Oct 17, 2:38 PM
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    • 17th Oct 17, 2:38 PM
    I used PTS after my transplant it was fantastic but be prepared for long days as there was a lot of waiting around as they are very busy
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