The Driving Force takes anyone who has cancer and is registered with a GP in Bonnybridge, Denny or Banknock to hospital appointments for FREE.
The volunteers are excellent, helpful and chatty. They talked so sensitively at times when we felt vulnerable, and most importantly made us laugh.
Anybody with cancer who is registered at either Bonnybridge, Banknock, Denny Cross, or Carronbank Health Centre can use our drivers to take them to and from hospital appointments and treatment sessions for cancer.
The service is free, people are collected from their homes, taken straight to the hospital and brought straight home. If they wish a friend or relative can go with them. We have a wheelchair for the frail.
On receiving their appointment people contact their doctor’s reception and leave their name and phone number. Once a day a coordinator contacts the surgeries and collects everyones' details. They phone the patients, and find out the appointment times and any special requirements. Next the coordinator finds a driver for each journey, and contacts the patient with the driver’s name and phone number (for use in emergencies).
Shortly before the appointment the driver contacts the patient and arranges with them the time they need to be picked up. This means that people know exactly who is taking them to hospital and when they need to be ready.
On the day the driver waits at the hospital and when the appointment is over takes the person straight home.
We offer complementary therapies, hairdressing, nail cutting and manicures. For more information on these please see the ‘Other services’ page.
Anybody with cancer who is registered at either Bonnybridge, Banknock, Denny Cross, or Carronbank Health Centre can use our drivers to take them to and from hospital appointments and treatment sessions for cancerInformation for patients
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