It might be difficult to get around after you have had a transplant.  For your hospital appointments there may be some options available to you:

  •         Family could provide transport
  •         Friends or neighbours could provide transport
  •         An ambulance could be pre-ordered for you from the clinic

There are national schemes that can help with mobility such as:

Blue Badge

The Blue Badge parking scheme provides a range of parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport. The scheme operates throughout the UK.

Website:  http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverLicensing/MedicalRulesForDrivers/index.htm

Motability

The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to use their government-funded mobility allowances to obtain a new car, powered wheelchair or scooter.

Website: http://www.motability.co.uk/main.cfm

Shopmobility

Shopmobility is a scheme which lends manual wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs and powered scooters to members of the public with limited mobility to shop and to visit leisure and commercial facilities within the town, city or shopping centre.

Website: http://www.shopmobilityuk.org/WhatIsShopmobility.asp

Fitness to drive

If you’ve had, or currently suffer from a medical condition or disability that may affect your driving you must tell the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). You’ll also need to provide details if you develop a new condition or disability or one that has become worse since your licence was issued.

Website: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverLicensing/MedicalRulesForDrivers/index.htm

 

AccessBus

AccessBus is a dial-a-ride bus service providing door-to-door local transport to people who are unable to use conventional bus services. The buses have either low floor, ramped access or are fitted with a passenger lift. Both types of vehicle are fitted with the most up-to-date safety equipment. AccessBus is free of charge to residents of West Yorkshire and operates between: 0900 – 1730 Monday to Saturday, 0900 – 1700 Sunday.

Website: mymetro.com

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