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Patients: Transport

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL14948, tabled on 1 April 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 4 April 2017 (HL Deb, col 940), what improvements have been made in the waiting time for hospital patient transport; and what is the average waiting time.

Answered on

5 April 2019

Patient transport service waiting time data is not collected centrally.

The provision of non-emergency patient transport services is a matter for local National Health Service commissioners, including setting performance standards, monitoring performance and taking improvement action where needed. This ensures that services are best adapted to local conditions, and where services fall short we expect commissioners to take swift action.

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Department of Health and Social Care