WHATS INVOLVED?

Health appointment service is an initiative using our own buses and drivers to help those who have difficulties accessing public or other forms of transport to attend health related appointments.

WHATS INCLUDED?

  •  Services such as hospital visits in Meath, Louth, Cavan and Dublin
  •  Access to transport for health services that would otherwise not be possible.

If you need transport  please contact the Local Link Louth Meath and Fingal at 046 9074830 or 1800303707

There is a limit capacity for these services and we may not be able to provide all the transport required. It is important you book you transport as soon as you have your appointment date and times. We may put you with other passengers for the journey so we can provide more service to more people. Where the transport is provided on our buses we can provide for wheelchair access, Transport can also be provided by our volunteers in their own cars. There is a number of other forms of transport that should be tried before you come to use.

CLINIC APPOINTMENTS

Transport Options for Clinic Appointments

Bookings through Ring-a-Link, Lo Call: 1890 42 41 41

Service: 2685 North Fingal to Swords to Beaumount Hospital

Service Travels Monday to Friday 9.25 am and 12:45pm and Returns from Beaumount 1:10 pm and 4:20 pm

AMBASE SERVICE

Available to everyone who holds a medical card, Call 1850 211923

Monaghan Route MN74

7am Monaghan General Hospital

7:15 Castleblayney- St Marys

7:30 Carrickmacross- Court House

7:50 Dundalk- Louth County Hospital

8:30 Am Drogheda- OLOL Hospital

9:30 Ashbourne – Health Centre.

Cavan Route MN75

7am Cavan General Hospital

7:10 am Lavey Bus Stop

7:30 Virginia- riverfront Hotel

7.45 Kells- HSE building

8:00 Navan – Hospital (A&E)

This service is wheelchair accessible and services most hospitals and clinic in the Dublin area.

Exceptions are, Dun Laoghaire, Hermitage, Beacon

CANCER CARE

The Irish Cancer Society offers two support services:

Volunteer Driver Service: a transport service for patients (Funded by the Irish Cancer Society)

Travel2Care: a funding scheme for transportation costs

Volunteer Driver Service

For this scheme, a passenger needs to be referred to the service by the hospital – it is worth looking into for all passengers.

Participating hospitals:

– Vincent’s University Hospital
– James’ Hospital
– Connolly Hospital
– Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda
– Mater University Hospital
– Naas Hospital
– Tallaght University Hospital
– Cavan General Hospital

For full details: https://www.cancer.ie/how-we-can-help/vo1unteer-driver-service/client­ information#sthash.4AGPdSho.dpbs

Travel2Care: Financial support available for people attending certain hospitals. Full details here: https://www.cancer.ie/how-we-can-help/transport/financial­ assistance#sthash.nkTtsa73.dpbs

Terms and conditions:

You can apply for Travel2Care if you:
– Live permanently in Ireland
– Have a genuine financial need
– Have to travel over 50km to a designated cancer centre, approved centres or approved children’s hospital
– Are travelling for assessment, diagnosis, surgery or active treatment at a designated cancer centre, approved satellite centre or approved children’s hospital
– Do not qualify for other schemes, such as transport funded by the HSE or voluntary transport initiatives such as the Volunteer Driver Service. Please note that we cannot provide financial assistance towards retrospective

And need to be attending one of the following hospitals:
– Beaumont Hospital
– Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
– St James’s Hospital
– St Vincent’s University Hospital
– Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin
– St Luke’s Hospital