Grant boost­for trans­port group

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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.

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