Patient transport and assisted transport services

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/3335
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In item 7 of Transport for London's papers for the Customer Service and Operational Performance Panel (14 November 2018), they state that better integration between ATS and non-emergency hospital transport for disabled people is being hindered "due to the difficulties in making the right contacts within the complex and dissipated organisational structure of the NHS". Will you raise this matter in your regular meetings with the London Ambulance Service?

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Answer for Patient transport and assisted transport services
Patient transport and assisted transport services

Patient transport and assisted transport services

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I understand that the London Ambulance Service does not currently provide commissioned patient transport services to any London NHS Trusts so it would not be appropriate to raise this issue with them.  I will ask officers in my health team to discuss with TfL how best to engage London’s NHS further on this issue.