The Bedford Hospitals Chaity at the Primrose Unit, Bedford has taken delivery of a new Vauxhall Zafira.
The Bedford Hospitals Charity at the Primrose Unit, Bedford has taken delivery of a new Vauxhall Zafira.
The keys to the people carrier were handed over to Gordon Beedon and Stephanie Wilson, two of the 28-strong volunteer drivers team of the Charity, who provide free transport service to patients of the Macmillan Primrose Unit at Bedford Hospital, reducing the time away from home for daily treatments.
The new Vauxhall Zafira will join the three Vauxhall Zafiras already being used to take patients to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge for treatment every day.
Cherie Denton, Vauxhall's Community Officer, said: "The Vauxhall Zafira is ideal as the patients are able to get in and out of the vehicle with ease and the extra room permits either family members to travel with them or wheelchair storage if needed. We have been providing the Charity with vehicles for the past 5 years."
The scheme started in January 2006, and approximately 8000 patient journeys have been made, covering more than 400,000 miles.Published 14 July 2011