South Ashford Medics Online
South Ashford Medics (SAMs) is a partnership of three GPs, formed in 2011. Our aim is to provide a friendly, high quality and accessible primary care service to the population of Ashford
We are committed to significantly improving the quality and range of healthcare services provided at the practice in order to achieve this aim
Introducing a better quality transport service
A new and improved patient transport service is being launched across Kent and Medway on 1 July 2016 to raise standards with a greater emphasis on customer care and getting patients home from hospital promptly.
The new service is provided by G4S which is taking over on 30 June, 2016.
Hospital staff will use an online booking system whilst the public and NHS staff who do not use the online system can book via a freephone bookings line which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
G4S will start taking and making calls from 20 June (two weeks before the handover date) for appointments from 1 July onwards.
Until 30 June, the bookings line number will remain 08432 241 888.
From 1 July, the bookings line number will be 0800 096 0211.
The criteria for eligibility for patient transport services have not changed and are set nationally.
People who may qualify for Patient Transport are those who:
- May need qualified assistance on route.
- Are registered with a Kent and Medway GP.
- Are going to or from an NHS appointment (not emergency or privately-funded care) OR home from a hospital stay.
- Are going for physically demanding treatment, such as dialysis.
- Cannot use other forms of transport because of their medical or physical condition.
For further information about the new patient transport service in Kent and Medway please visit www.km-pts.co.uk/nhs
The next Half Day closing will be Wednesday 13th July 2016
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(Site updated 22/06/2016)