Buses provide a healthy link to Bundy
MONTO elderly residents needing to get to medical appointments in Bundaberg can now do so through a new transport service.
Buses can take patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays – organised by community organisation Monto Driving Force Inc.
Monto Driving Force president Lyn Tucker said a three-month trial until September will give an indication of the demand for and effect of the service.
“Even though we have the buses available, we need people for the buses to make it cost effective of at least two people a trip,” she said.
“Generally, people make health appointments in advance so we’re expecting to get more people going over towards the end of the three months.
“It needs to be for health-related appointments like dentist, doctor, or optometrist; we’re not going for shopping trips.”
Ms Tucker said that for people who simply are not able to schedule their health appointments for a Tuesday or a Thursday, other arrangements can be made to get them to Bundaberg safely.
“In that case, they can call us and we will find a driver to take them over individually in a car,” she said.
“Some of the residents have perfect vehicles but are just not allowed to drive out of town.”
To book in or to find out whether you are eligible, phone Ms Tucker on 4166 5161 or Lyn Woodall on 4166 1091.