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    Help with travel to hospital appointments

    Hi all,
    My Nan has an appointment at Barts hospital in London soon, but it's about a 30 mile drive. We can't get the train due to logistics and don't want to drive ourselves due to parking etc.
    So we're planning on getting a taxi each way but it'll be very expensive. Does anyone know of any travel assistance or funding that can help with trips like this?
    Thank you,


    Hi Katie

    I have a number of suggestions:-
    • contact your local MNDA branch for help. If you don’t know where they are contact the main office on this site
    • contact you Nans GP as they may have details of local support services
    • and finally contact the hospital they usually have a pick up service




      Since my diagnosis I have been given taxis by my Hospitals Trust. It is worth talking to them. 🙂x


        Hi Katie

        The Royal Voluntary Service runs a volunteer car scheme in many areas where a volunteer will pick someone up and drive them to their hospital appointments. You can find more information about this scheme on their website here https://www.royalvoluntaryservice.or...nity-transport

        We do have a Quality of Life grant which can be used to pay for taxis. You would need to complete one of our application forms and provide a written breakdown of the cost of the taxis. You can download an application form on our website here

        Best Wishes

        MND Connect Adviser

        MND Connect
        Contact us on 0808 802 6262 or at [email protected]