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Private ambulance transfers between care homes

(6 Posts)
monkeysmama Wed 24-Jun-15 13:44:41

Does anyone have experience of moving an older person between care homes? I'm moving my grandmother from Lancashire to London and need to organise a private ambulance so she can sleep for the journey. Any recommendations would be great.

twentyten Fri 26-Jun-15 23:54:39

Can social services help? Or the care homes? This must happen often. Good luck.

Fresh01 Thu 09-Jul-15 09:22:43

A while back we got a private Red Cross ambulance to move an elderly relative from the south of England to be nearer other family members in Scotland. At that time there wasn't a change per say but they gave an indication of typical donations others had given the Red Cross for similar journeys. So we gave a donation. Don't know if they still do it.

CocktailQueen Thu 09-Jul-15 09:24:12

When we moved my MIL from a NHS hospital to a care home two hours away, the hospital provided an ambulance, free of charge. Could your hospital do this? OR they may be able to suggest a company that can. Good luck.

goshdarnit Thu 09-Jul-15 09:27:08

the care home probably uses an ambulance transport company for things like hospital visits etc, ask them who they use, and they may know the scale of charges.
I have just googled 'private ambulance mytown' and the first results were ones I know that the hospital and care homes use.
Good luck for an easy transfer for your grandmother

goshdarnit Thu 09-Jul-15 09:30:35

ETA: I am presuming that your grandmother is already in a care home,
also, you need to book the ambulance from the start town, some can be a bit unreliable and give you four hour windows of arrival arriva I'm looking at you but having escorted patients accross country, the ambulance crew will look after you and yours.

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