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Only if there is a medical need. You must remember that every escort occupies a seat that could be used by another patient.
Attendance at a first appointment is often planned by your General Practitioner (GP) and you will not automatically be able to take an escort. Friends or relatives can travel by car or public transport and meet you at the hospital. Should there be a possibility that you are admitted, and you have authorised escort with you, then your escort would need to be able to return home on their own.
All escorts must be authorised by the hospital for future transport to appointments.
Our vision is to become the naturally preferred provider of secondary care for all patients living in north Cumbria. We aim to do this by:
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