Grange Street Surgery can offer assistance to patients who have difficulty travelling to surgery and hospital appointments because of infirmity or disability. This is organised by a national charity called Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP) which encourages people over the age of fifty to get involved in helping their local community.
Volunteer drivers escort patients to appointments and offer a reliable, friendly and efficient service. They carry an identity card and are insured. There are no set charges but donations are requested to cover the cost of petrol. If you think you may be eligible for this service, are interested in becoming a volunteer driver or would like to know about other volunteering opportunities through RSVP please contact the surgery for more information.
The Grange Street surgery team of volunteer drivers continue to work with the surgery to provide transport for its elderly patients to hospital appointments.
The scheme is organised by Mary Newbery with the support of RSVP, a charity which encourages people over fifty to get involved with helping their community. Enquiries from potential drivers are always welcome and anyone who feels they could benefit from assistance with transport because of infirmity should ask at reception for more information.