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Transport and transfers

Transport to and from home to hospital

You may organise private travel, or alternatively staff will help you call a taxi and you must pay your own transport costs.

Ambulance transport

Even if you came to hospital by ambulance, you can only leave the hospital by ambulance if it is medically recommended. Please plan ahead and make private arrangements for your trip home on the day of discharge. If you have concerns, approach your health care team to discuss.

Transfer to another hospital

If you need special health care that is unavailable locally, you may be transferred to a hospital or centre where the treatment can be provided.

Travel assistance

The Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme provides financial help for people who have to travel more than 50km for specialist medical services. This can include assistance with travel and accommodation costs for you and your family member or carer.

Last updated: 26 July 2019