Healthy Journeys Patient Transport Project

This is a volunteer car scheme which will improve access to health related appointments for elderly people in the North East of Glasgow.  It is a free service.  Volunteers, using their own cars, take patients to their GP or hospital appointments and deliver them home safely after their appointment.

We aim to reduce missed appointments and make it easier for older people who have transport or other difficulties to access health services so that they can maintain their health and independence and avoid hospital stays in the long run.   Community transport may be someone’s only transport option where they cannot use or access public or private transport e.g. due to distance from bus stops and/or journey time, accessibility, cost and safety concerns.  The project is funded by The Glasgow Third Sector Transformation Fund.

To use this service you must be:

  • over the age of 65
  • living in the North East area of Glasgow
  • mobile enough to get in and out of a car by yourself
  • experiencing difficulty in getting to health appointments

Ask a health professional to register you with the service by calling 0845 605 5955.  Once registered you can call us directly to arrange transport for appointments.

We need volunteer drivers for this project. Would you be interested in volunteering? Please see our FAQ page for more information or download a volunteer application form here.