Hospital transport key issue in rural areas, says BBC – not uncommon for people to travel hours each way for 10-minute appointment

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The report on the Radio 4 Farming Today programme is described here

One thought on “Hospital transport key issue in rural areas, says BBC – not uncommon for people to travel hours each way for 10-minute appointment

    AndyB said:
    April 4, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    I have witnessed so much of this problem as a volunteer driver with TRIP. Elderly and disabled people post treatment and often surgery having to make long and painful journeys taking ages just for short chats with consultants. (many of these people would not manage to find the consultants office in a huge busy hospital without help). Surely we can be using technology better to do this…like skyping consultants from local GP’s surgeries, so the patient only need make a local journey, and the GP is on hand to also explain what the consultant says. Or the consultants actually get off their backsides and travel to localities to see their rural patients.

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