Help to shape future of non-emergency transport to Pilgrim Hospital

Boston's Pilgrim Hospital.  Photo by David Dawson.
Boston's Pilgrim Hospital. Photo by David Dawson.
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Have your say

People in Frampton, Kirton, Swineshead and Wigtoft can have their say on the future of non-emergency transport to and from Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital.

Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is inviting patients who rely on the transport service to give their views on its future at an event at Pilgrim Hospital on Monday, June 13, between 9am and noon.

We would like to hear about your health care needs, how the service can support you to stay healthy or access the right healthcare service when you need them

Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group spokesman

The meeting will take place in the hospital’s Committee Room 1 where suggestions as to how non-emergency transport should be provided in the future will be welcome.

A spokesman for Lincolnshire East CCG said: “The Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service is paid for by local NHS Commissioners to provide transport to and from hospital for people with a medical need.

“We are currently in a contract procurement process (to re-purchase the service) and intend to enter into a new contract with a provider in July 2017.”

The meeting will be led by officials from Lincolnshire East and neighbouring Lincolnshire West CCGs, who are part of a wider team responsible for re-designing the contract for the transport Service.

The spokesman said: “As members of the public, we would like get your view and opinions so that these can be taken into account.

“We would like to hear about your health care needs, how the service can support you to stay healthy or access the right healthcare service when you need them.

“Ultimately, we need to understand what an excellent service would feel like for you and your feedback will then be used to ensure that the service works for you.”

Anyone interested in attending should call either Debbie Evans or Claire Hornsby on 01522 515305.