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Monday 15 October 2018
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Volunteer Cancer Drivers Scheme

The Volunteer Drivers Scheme is a locally funded and volunteer led project which aims to support cancer patients who are receiving treatment at Salford Royal.

 

Transport and parking costs to and from hospital can mount up considerably during a course of treatment which might involve attending every day for three or four weeks. Friends and family will not always be able to provide support and we believe that this is an additional worry that patients could do without at an already stressful and worrying time.

 

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Irlam and Cadishead Volunteer Drivers
The original cohort of volunteers for Irlam & Cadishead

The scheme is a joint project which is led by the volunteers themselves with support from Salford Royal Volunteer Services, Salford City Council and a number of local benefactors who have provided funding. These include various local Rotary Clubs, Salford Council's Health Improvement Team and City West Housing.

 

The service is door to door and free of charge and our drivers normally wait for patients at the hospital while their appointments are taking place. Currently schemes exist in Irlam & Cadishead where things got started and Worsley & Little Hulton where a new service has recently been launchedThe drivers all live in or around the areas they serve and have received extensive training in subjects such as Confidentiality before they begin.  

 

If you or someone you know could benefit from using the service then give Cancer Support Services a call and they can talk through how we might be able to help. You can call them on 0161 918 7804.

 

Likewise, if you live in Irlam, Cadishead, Worsley, Little Hulton or the surrounding area and might be interested in doing some driving then we'd like to hear from you. You can get in contact with Volunteer Services by emailing volunteer@srft.nhs.uk or by calling 0161 206 8942.

 

 

 

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Volunteer Drivers
The Worsley & Little Hulton Volunteers

 

Both schemes have been set up in partnership with:

 

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