Question ref. S6W-06181
Asked by: Siobhian Brown, Ayr, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 3 February 2022
To ask the Scottish Government how much funding has been allocated to improve patient transport in NHS Ayrshire and Arran in (a) 2021-22 and (b) 2022-23; whether support is available for local charities that provide transport services for cancer patients, and, if so, how such charities can access available funding.
Current status: Answered by Maree Todd on 28 February 2022
NHS Boards are expected to assess their patients’ travel needs and can, if required, direct them to appropriate support this will include local volunteer groups and charities who they have engaged with. For example NHS Ayrshire and Arran has a service level agreement with Ayrshire Cancer Support which provides transport for patients.