This is a service for patients who have difficulty or are unable to use public transport. Voluntary drivers transport patients to and from their appointments, and take patients home after they have been discharged from hospital.

Patients give a donation towards the cost of being taken and picked up of 50p per mile, starting from the time the driver leaves his or her house. Our volunteer booking clerks make every effort to pick a driver who lives near a patient to cut down on costs. Drivers claim expenses of 50p per mile.

We are particularly looking for drivers living in the LeighShoeburyRochford and Hockley areas.

For more information please call 01702 435555 ext 6135 or email jane.oconnell@southend.nhs.uk