NEW TRANSPORT PROVIDER FOR LAKES DHB’S TRANSPORT SERVICE
24/06/2020 2:11:21 p.m.

Wednesday 24 June 2020



NEW TRANSPORT PROVIDER FOR LAKES DHB’S TRANSPORT SERVICE



St John Rotorua will take on the Rotorua leg of Lakes DHB’s Transport Service from 1 July.

The Rotorua transport has been provided for many years by Te Taumata O Ngati Whakaue Iho Ake Trust but once the provider exits St John will provide the transport service for the Rotorua district, working closely with staff from Lakes DHB’s National Travel Assistance staff.

St John Rotorua will use its Community Health Shuttle for much of the transport, with the bulk of the work to include renal dialysis pick up and drop off, trips to Hamilton, Auckland, and Tauranga.

In order to get maximum utilisation of this St John service, people wanting to book transport to specialist health appointments/services will need to contact NTA staff on 0800 768 537 at least 24 hours in advance of the trip.

Everyone in the Lakes DHB area who needs help with transport or accommodation to specialist health services is encouraged to continue contacting Lakes DHB’s National Travel Assistance staff at 0800 768 537, as soon as they receive specialist appointments.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact NTA at:

 

0800 768 537

 

or NTA@lakesdhb.govt.nz.

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