Healthwatch Bucks Transport Report

 

 

Healthwatch Bucks report uncovers major problems with transport to hospitals.

Healthwatch Bucks Transport report identifies that people in Bucks are still finding it difficult to access hospital services due to gaps in transport services and a lack of awareness of options. For many residents in Bucks the stress, anxiety and cost associated with getting to their appointments has become a major issue. 

Communication about transport options needs improving to enhance patient experience. Healthwatch Bucks recommends there should be

  • A clearly advertised central point where patients can find out about all transport options.
  • Greater co-ordination between health, transport providers and Buckinghamshire County Council.
  • A review of car parking and Community car schemes.

Healthwatch Bucks acknowledges recent developments to improve transport services. Including Buckinghamshire County Council’s - Public Transport Inquiry and the development / planned development of car parking facilities at Stoke Mandevile and Wexham Park hospitals. However there remains much to be done to ensure that transport is no longer a blockage to accessing health services.

Regards

Richard Corbett
Chief Executive

 

 

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