"Using a taxi is very expensive on my pension"
About: Bristol Eye Hospital Bristol Eye Hospital Bristol BS1 2LX Bristol Royal Infirmary / General surgery Bristol Royal Infirmary General surgery BS2 8HW South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Exeter EX2 7HY
Posted by Keen183 (as ),
The Bristol Eye Hospital arranged for an ambulance to collect me from and home and bring me back after my appointment. It is an absolutely wonderful service and I'd like to say a BIG thank you to the hospital for arranging it and to the ambulance service for transport they provide.
What I can't understand is why I cannot use this service when I have to go for appointments to the Bristol Royal Infirmary. When I call the Great Western Ambulance Service, they say it's means tested and I cannot use it. I live in Weston Super Mare and using a taxi is very expensive on my pension.