New bus link to hospital

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A new transport scheme will give residents a vital new link to get to medical appointments at Ipswich Hospital.

Hadleigh Community Transport is piloting its new travel scheme from the town to the hospital for a six-month period, starting on Monday, February 2.

The scheme, which will use accessible cars to provide a door-to-door service for those with no access to other forms of transport, has been launched to cope with the ever-increasing demands the group is receiving from people needing transport to attend appointments at the hospital.

Group chairman John Stock said: “We are receiving a high volume of calls from people needing transport to attend appointments so there is a real need for this service.

“Many local people do not have access to other forms of transport, so are finding it difficult to attend their appointments at hospital, which could have serious consequences.

“Hopefully, we can now provide a solution for those people.

“If the service is well used, as we suspect it will be, we will be looking to make the service permanent following the trial period.”

With demand for the transport group’s services increasing, more volunteers are also needed.

For more details, contact Joy Moran on 01473 826242.