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Who can arrange transport?

Who can arrange transport?

Only doctors, dentists and midwives can arrange ambulance transport for patients who are medically unfit to travel by other means. You should arrange your own form of transport wherever possible, such as friends, relatives or public transport.

If, however, you are medically unfit and as a result cannot use public transport or you do not have a relative or friend who can take you, an ambulance may be able to bring you to the hospital and return you home.  The hospital will assess your needs to find out whether an ambulance should be booked for you in future