Do You Need Transport for Your Medical Appointment?
South Woodham Ferrers Community Care is a local charity which provides a door to door service to take South Woodham residents who have difficulty arranging their own transport to medical appointments, normally within the Basildon, Chelmsford, Braintree and Maldon area.
It is not intended as a transport service for local doctor appointments at The Crouch Vale Medical Centre.
Transport is provided by a pool of drivers.
How It Works
Patient calls the Community Care Co-ordinator, Sandra, on 01245 321180 to request transport giving as much notice as possible.
Co-ordinator arranges a driver from the pool and rings the patient to advise of the driver’s name and pick-up time.
On the day – the driver takes the patient to the appointment and waits for them before taking them home.
Patient puts a voluntary contribution in an envelope and gives to the driver. There are suggested contribution rates, depending on the distance of the appointment, but it is entirely up to the patient. This envelope is then forwarded to the Community Care Treasurer.