No Taxi Transfer Service

As with the authorisation of chaperones, consultants should decide if a taxi transfer is necessary.

Others can order their own cab or jump on a bus.

If we were across we'd get nothing to go between different hospitals... we're already getting flights!

Why the contribution is important

I have my appointments in London; there is no taxi transfer service there so I book my own and claim the money back. I dont always claim, sometimes I can't be bothered to, but sometimes I do.

That then saves money of contacting out a liverpool-centric service; saves people complaining about a service if the owness is on them; only those who really need the taxi arranged for them will get a specialised pat trans vehicle; and there is the added bonus that people often cant be bothered to claim back for such a small amount and so that money - although small, will never leave the door!

by essjaydeeem on April 06, 2017 at 02:22PM

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  • Posted by Joe1000 April 07, 2017 at 10:18

    I would not object to paying for my own transport from liverpool airport to the hospital, i manage to get to Nobles on my own
  • Posted by ninjadispenser April 09, 2017 at 14:43

    I think asking people to pay a nominal sum unless really unable to is reasonable but Consultants hardly want to talk to you about what's wrong with you,let alone pondering whether you should pay for a taxi so can't see them agreeing to this.Maybe the patient transfer people can do this and you pay your fare at the other end.Difficulty is when plane to Liverpool is cancelled and you are bumped on to the Manchester flight then coach down to Liverpool.This happens a lot and the fare in a taxi would be prohibitive and unfair.Also folks often use their own cars to Nobles and it isn't their fault that we haven't got the speciality that they need on Island.
  • Posted by essjaydeeem April 12, 2017 at 14:41

    ninjadispenser: equally - is it up to the island (and the taxpayer) to try and provide gold standard care in each possible speciality? We cannot afford to provide Centre of Excellence level care for every possible condition, just the ones that effect us most - and unfortunately that is why the rare orphan conditions attract the most media attention as they tend to be debilitating and expensive... ( i can speak from experience on this one!!)

    I think paying for your own cab and claiming it back is perfectly reasonable. You can't on one hand complain about a taxi transfer service that is not a statutory provision (the government equivalent of "good will" if you will!), and then complain that there is not enough money for the rarer or more expensive specialities?

    Just do the right thing by your community; don't rally for your neighbours that have no speciality provided over here, then jump in a cab that costs you nothing and the Department ££££s!? What is the civil servant term for "Give yer head a wobble?!"
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