Patient Transport - What you need to know!
When we visited one of Sunderland’s sheltered accommodation, one lady there asked us if it would be possible for one of her relatives, who has a terminal cancer diagnosis, to have someone travelling with them on Patient Transport as they had been travelling alone to all of their appointments and needed some support.
We asked the North East Ambulance Service this question on their behalf and they said; "The Clinical Commission Group (CCG) criteria usually does not allow for people to bring an additional person. However, there are some extenuating circumstances when a care giver can travel with a patient. If the individual needs a carer to support them on their journey and while at hospital it is worth informing the booking line of this requirement and see what type of response the person receives."