Elderly Care

Transport to Local Hospitals

The practice falls within the catchment of 3 main hospitals; the Luton & Dunstable, Milton Keynes & Stoke Mandeville Hospitals.  They are each approx. 12 miles from the practice and the following transport links are taken from their websites:

Criteria for qualifying for free patient transport have become increasingly tight over recent years due to our ageing population and insufficient resources to meet demand.  With this in mind, our very practical Patient Participation Groups in LB have set up their own transport for those who are able to travel by car.  This is called the LB Voluntary Patient Transport group or LBVPT.

They are able to transport patients for routine pre-booked outpatient appointments (not emergency appointments) to Stoke Mandeville, Milton Keynes, the Luton & Dunstable, High Wycombe, Amersham and Bedford Hospitals.  They do ask for a contribution towards fuel costs but this is still considerably cheaper than the cost of a taxi/public transport.  Typical fees suggested are:

– The L&D and MK Hospitals – £12 return
– Stoke Mandeville – £15 return
– High Wycombe – £30 return
– Amersham – £26 return
– Bedford – £22 return

To arrange transport:

Phone: 07873 497633

Website: www.lbvpt.co.uk

E-mail: lbvpt@outlook.com

Silver Line

Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.

Telephone: 0800 4708 090

Website: www.thesilverline.org.uk

Alzheimer's Society

If you or someone you know are worried about or affected by dementia, we are here for you. Get advice on a range of topics and find support near you.

National Dementia Helpline: 0300 222 11 22

Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

Age UK Bedfordshire

Age UK Bedfordshire strive to enable older people across the region to love later life. We believe that your later years can be fulfilling years and whether you’re on the quest to live well into old age, or if you’re going through tough times, we’re here to help you make a positive change.

Facebook: Age-UK-Bedfordshire

Twitter: @AgeUKBeds

Telephone: 01234 360510

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

Dementia

Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.

Telephone: 0800 888 6678

Website: www.dementiauk.org