Scheme to get patients to appointments

Western Gazette

 

A New health initiative to help people get transport to medical appointments will be officially launched in Sherborne next month by the local MP.

Yeo Valley Health Transport was set up to help people without reliable or affordable transport get to and from their appointments.

The group is now looking for volunteer drivers and helpers to support its work.

The group, which was previously known as Sherborne Health Transport, will be launched at 3pm on Friday, September 6 at the Digby Hall on Hound Street.

The scheme will be officially launched by MP Oliver Letwin and the event will provide an opportunity to learn more about how the group will operate.

Richard Park, of the Yeo Valley Health Transport Steering Group, said: "We are currently looking for volunteers to help as drivers and also to take up positions of the group's steering committee.

"We envisage that the scheme is something that we, or someone we care about, will need at some point in our lives. Volunteers are critical in making Yeo Valley Health Transport into a sustainable success."

Volunteer drivers will be reimbursed for fuel costs and anyone interested in volunteering can email yeovalleyhealthtransport@gmail.com