"At 92 years of age, classes 'not eligible' for Withington hospital transport"
About: North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust / Patient transport service North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust Patient transport service Bolton BL1 5DD Withington Hospital / Older people's healthcare Withington Hospital Older people's healthcare M20 2LR
Posted by HWT (as ),
I'm 92 years old, have to visit hospital about every three months and can't walk very far. For a long time I was getting hospital transport to Altrincham Hospital, Trafford. But, this year I was transferred to Withington Hospital and told by the hospital that because I'm not in a wheelchair that I'm not eligible for hospital transport.
To get to Withington Hospital costs a fortune in a taxi so I have to take 2 buses and walk the rest of the way. It's especially difficult in bad weather. Sometimes when you get to the hospital there's a two hour wait when you get there. On these days it's like a full days work just to go to one appointment!