If you need assistance with transport to and from hospital, the following services are available to you:
West Sussex County Council produce a leaflet called Planning your Journey to and from NHS Facilities in Central Sussex. To view this leaflet visit www.westsussex.gov.uk.
Bluebird Community Partnership offer an accessible transport service and take advance bookings on 01444 471919 between 9.30am and 11.30am Monday to Friday, or if it is an URGENT REQUEST, you can telephone 07711 034519 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Website: www.bluebirdcommunitypartnership.co.uk
For details on the St John Ambulance Patient Transport Service please telephone 08700 10 49 50 and they will put you through to your nearest branch. The Service provides patients with local and long distance transport to and from hospital and also for out-patients visits. There is a charge for each private journey.
Hospital Travel Costs Scheme
The Department of Health offers financial help under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme. For more information visit: www.dh.gov.uk. Application forms HC1 and HC5 and leaflet HC11 are available in the Burgess Hill Town Council Help Point at 96 Church Walk, the Jobcentre Plus offices or by calling 08701 555 455.