News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


New Zealand Red Cross Community Transport Westport


Media Release
8 November 2012

New Zealand Red Cross Community Transport Westport

New Zealand Red Cross in conjunction with West Coast District Health Board and Buller REAP are pleased to announce the trial of a Community Transport Service from Westport to Grey Base Hospital.

This service provides transport to people who cannot otherwise afford or arrange to attend medical appointments at Grey Base Hospital. The service is focused on senior citizens (65+) in the first instance, but is open to individuals who can demonstrate need or are referred to the service by a health provider.

The intention of the Community Transport Service is to reduce the total number of people who are unable to attend hospital appointments due to transport issues thus reducing the number of ‘Did Not Attend’ at scheduled hospital appointments and increasing the health of the community through on going medical treatment. There is no change to the outpatient clinics at Buller Health as a result of this new service.

During the trial period this service will operate one day a week which will be that of highest demand as per the clinic lists at the hospital. Because of this, the service may operate on different days week to week. The booking office at the Grey Hospital is already grouping the bookings to late morning – early afternoon so the van can meet the scheduled appointment times.

At this stage the option of using the van to shop or visit in Greymouth is not available.

As this service has just commenced it is difficult to determine the level of patient usage. A mid trial review will happen in mid December to make any changes that may be needed and the trial will be evaluated at the end of January. One of the key indicators for the trial will be the number of patients using the service.

If you would like to know more about using this service please ask your GP or call Buller REAP 030789 7659.

If you would like to volunteer as a van driver please contact Janis Lennon, Buller Red Cross on 027 258 6698.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: The Typewriter Factory

I finished reading Don’t Dream It’s Over not long after it came out last August. I even started writing a review, which took something of an ‘I’m sorry people, but it’s already over’ approach. I’ve been pretty negative about journalism as it’s practiced in the mainstream (or MSM, or corporate media or liberal media or whatever terminology you prefer) for quite some time (see for example Stop the Press), and I believe the current capitalist media model is destructive and can’t be reformed. More>>

Sheep Update: Solo World Shearing Record Broken In Southland

Southland shearer Leon Samuels today set a new World solo eight-hours strongwool ewe-shearing after a tally of 605 in a wool shed north of Gore. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: Dick Frizzell At The Solander Gallery

One of the most influential and celebrated contemporary Pop artists working in New Zealand, Dick Frizzell is mostly known for his appropriation of kitsch Kiwiana icons, which he often incorporates into cartoon-like paintings and lithographs. Not content with adhering to one particular style, he likes to adopt consciously unfashionable styles of painting, in a manner reminiscent of Roy Lichtenstein. More>>

Old Music: Pop Icon Adam Ant Announces NZ Tour

Following his recent sold out North American and UK tours, Adam Ant is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the release of his landmark KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER album with a newly-remastered reissue (Sony Legacy) and Australasian tour. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Looking Back

Writing a memoir that appeals to a broad readership is a difficult undertaking. As an experienced communicator, Lloyd Geering keeps the reader’s interest alive through ten chapters (or portholes) giving views of different aspects of his life in 20th-century New Zealand. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Purple (and Violet) Prose

This is the second recent conjoint publication by Reeve and Stapp; all to do with esoteric, arcane and obscure vocabulary – sesquipedalian, anyone – and so much more besides. Before I write further, I must stress that the book is an equal partnership between words and images and that one cannot thrive without the other. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news