Radiotherapy Car Scheme

 

Ashfield Voluntary Action runs a Radiotherapy Car Scheme (funded by Boots Charitable Trust) in conjunction with Nottingham City Hospital. In our area, all radiotherapy treatment is provided at Nottingham City Hospital. Some cancer patients requiring daily radiotherapy treatment were encountering significant problems in attending sessions, to the extent that some were actually refusing life-saving cancer treatment. The taxi fare to the hospital from the Ashfield area is £40 a day and as patients usually need to attend five weeks of radiotherapy treatment on a daily basis, some simply could not afford to attend.

 

The hospital provides a non-emergency ambulance service for patients to attend appointments, but this can mean a wait of up to six hours, which can present a serious problem for cancer patients. As we have limited resources both in terms of funding and volunteer drivers, Nottingham City Hospital identifies those patients (often with additional medical needs) who would particularly benefit from the service. We provide nominated patients with free transport to hospital approintments courtesy of our volunteer drivers.

 

Ted Brennen - one of our fabulous volunteer drivers

 

We are looking for additional volunteer drivers to help us run this invaluable scheme. Petrol expenses are paid and we ask for proof of appropriate insurance, references and a DBS check. If you are interested, or would like to know more about the scheme, please complete the simple enquiry form below or contact Sarah Taylor on 01623 555 551 if you would like to find out more. 

 

How would you like to be contacted?:

How did you hear about us?:

* required fields
Cookie Policy   |   Terms & Conditions   |   Privacy Policy   |   Sitemap

© 2018 Ashfield Voluntary Action

Website Design Quiet Storm Solutions Ltd