Patient transport services
Ambulance transport can only be provided for patients who have a medical need and who cannot travel by any other means. Ambulance staff can care for patients during the journey to and from hospital. A parent or responsible adult should accompany children. If there is a medical need, a friend or relative may escort the patient the ambulance, but only with the authorisation of a doctor.
Hospital transport is no longer arranged by the GP anymore. Once eligibility is confirmed, then the transport can be booked via the Outpatients department. Further bookings need to be authorised by your hospital doctor, and made by the transport staff at their desk in the main Outpatients Department. The desk is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
If patient transport has been arranged to bring you into hospital, please do not come in until the admissions office has confirmed a bed is available for you. If your transport arrives before your bed is confirmed, please call the admissions team using the telephone number shown on your letter.