Patient Transport Services

Patient Transport Services

Those services in the UK which transport patients (or their parents/guardians) who are to be admitted, transferred or discharged from hospital or attending an outpatient or day care facility as part of an integrated programme of care.

Patients eligible for PTS
• Where the medical condition of the patient is such that he or she requires the skills or support of PTS staff on/after the journey and/or where it would be detrimental to the patient’s condition or recovery if he or she were to travel by other means.
• Where the patient’s medical condition impacts on his or her mobility to such an extent that he or she would be unable to access healthcare and/or it would be detrimental to the patient’s condition or recovery to travel by other means.
• Recognised as a parent or guardian where children are being conveyed.
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Contract notice: Non Emergency Patient Transport Services.
NHS trusts can book taxis for patients if public transport is not an option, no family or friends are available to help and there is a shortage of normal patient transport services, such as ambulances or volunteer drivers.
Taxis are booked when patient transport services aren't available.
I phoned up Patient Transport Services and they said I was not entitled to get on one of their buses because I'm mobile enough to make my own way to hospital.
A statement released by the ambulance service confirmed checks carried out since the CQC inspection revealed 57 staff work-k ing as ambulance crews or in the patient transport services had unknown minor criminal convictions.
Last night the HSE refused to discuss William's situation but said there was no statutory requirement to provide patient transport services and resources were prioritised to respond to emergency calls first.
As previously announced, negotiations are under way to acquire other Patient Transport Services for its Westhouse's Medical Services Division.
Planned operations, outpatients appointments, physiotherapy clinics, blood tests at some GP surgeries and patient transport services were all being affected, health chiefs said.
But over the last several years, as cost reimbursements have continued their downward slide and fuel prices have soared, operating the helicopter has become an increasing challenge, said Rene Perez, the foundation's director of patient transport services.
The call comes as the Welsh Ambulance Service suspended some of its patient transport services, concentrating resources of those deemed at clinical risk.
ST John Wales Ambulance has welcomed plans to improve non-emergency patient transport services.
Janitis worked in patient transport services for the UMASS Adolescent Center, Westborough.

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