Hospital Transport

Below is a copy of the East Lancashire Commisioning Support Units leaflet for patients needing hospital transport:

Non-Emergency Ambulance and other NHS Patient Transport

Information for Patients

  • If you need transport to get to hospital please telephone : Patient Co-ordinator 0845 053 9078


  • The NHS provides transport for patients who have a clinical condition that prevents them safely making their own way to hospital.
  • Transport is available on a "clinical need" basis. This may be due to frailty, physical disability or severe medical condition(s).
  • The transport used to be arranged by your GP, but now you should make the arrangements yourself by telephoning the above number.
  • Before you ring to ask for NHS transport, please consider other ways to get to hospital such as:
    • using your own transport
    • asking a relative or friend to take you to hospital
    • using public or local community transport - tel Traveline 0870 608 2608 for details
    • using private transport (taxi)
  • You may be able to get help with travel costs ; ask the Patient Co-ordinator for advice.
  • Please DO NOT contact the Service if you can make other arrangements.

Using this service unnecessarily may mean that the patients who need it do not get as good a service as we would wish.

Thankyou for your co-operation.


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