Grant boostfor transport group
A project that helps vulnerable patients in the Rutherglen and Cambuslang area get to appointments is to benefit from the cash grant.
The CamGlen NHS Patient Volunteer Car Project provides a door-to-door service for elderly/infirm patients requiring transport to NHS facilities in the Glasgow area.
It is available to residents who cannot get to hospital appointments. Volunteer drivers are used to take them to and from hospitals, health centres or dentists. Strathclyde Passenger Transport has confirmed it will provide a £2,500 grant to help continue the scheme, which was used 950 times in 2016 alone.
Members of SPT’s operations committee approved the move last month.
The CamGlen project is run by Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire (Vaslan), which has previously said residents had been encouraged to book appointments because they could use the service.