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HHow does a 93 year old diabetic male get to the hospital at Worcs from Redditch in an emergency if he has no other transport

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Dear Department of Health,

How would a 93 year old diabetic patient get to the Hospital in Worcs from Redditch in an emergency in the middle ofte night

Yours faithfully,

Stanley Davies

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Dear Mr Davies,
 
Thank you for your correspondence of 20 October about patient transport to
hospital.  I have been asked to reply.

I note your concerns.

 

The Freedom of Information Act only applies to recorded information such
as paper or electronic archive material.  As your correspondence asked for
general information, rather than requesting recorded information or
documentation, it did not fall under the provisions of the Act.

 

In a medical emergency, you should call 999 and ask for an ambulance.  You
will not have to pay to be taken to hospital in an emergency.  A medical
emergency is when someone is in a critical or life-threatening situation. 
Further information is available on the following website:

 

[1]https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSse...

 

If your reason for going to hospital is not an emergency, you will
normally be expected to make your own way there.  Some people are eligible
for non-emergency patient transport services (PTS). 

 

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are responsible for commissioning
non-emergency PTS.  You may therefore find it helpful to contact your CCG
to enquire about PTS services that may be available to you.  Contact
details for CCGs can be found on the NHS Choices website at:

 

[2]http://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Clinica...

 

I hope this reply is helpful.

Yours sincerely,
 
Julian Braun
Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries
Department of Health

 

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