Hospital Car Transport was originally set up in 2005 within the Mendip District Council Area following the reorganisation
of the Patient Transport Service by the NHS. The service provides transport for individuals to outpatients departments at Hospitals and other medical appointments outside of the Mendip District Council Area.
The Service is operated by volunteer car drivers who offer their time freely and in return receive reimbursment of expenses in respect of the mileage they incur.
In October 2009 due to increasing demand the service was extended to include the Parishes of Cheddar and Axbridge.
From September 2011 the scheme was extended further by including additional
parishes within Sedgemoor.
To register with us, simply print the form
and post it to us at the address on the form. If you are unable to print this form, please call us on 01749 880613 and we will send a form to you.
There is no registration fee payable, so all that is necessary is for you to complete a registration form and you will be included if eligible.
Use is not compulsory.
A mileage rate will be charged for the service, this will be calculated from the volunteer driver's home to destination and back.
Additional costs may be incurred if your appointment is longer than 2 hours.
The fee is paid to the driver. Please contact the booking line for further details.
Those individuals who possess a English National Concessionary Travel Scheme Bus Pass will qualify for a reduction in charges on
Hospital Car journeys provided their pick up time is after 9:30 am.
Those who wish to avail themselves of the service should ring the booking line between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday on 01749 880613, when we will be pleased to take your instructions.
Do you live in the Mendip/Sedgemoor Areas?
If so we need you!
- Do you have a day or a morning or afternoon to spare?
- Would you like to do something really worthwhile?
- Would you like to help make a difference to people's lives?
- Do you own your own car?
If your answer is yes to all four questions, then we would love you to become a volunteer car driver with us at MCT.
You would be transporting elderly, frail and disadvantaged people to medical appointments at a variety of hospitals.
We would cover your insurance situation whilst working with us, i.e. Loss of No Claims Bonus, Excess and also Public Liability.
In return we will reimburse your costs with a competitive mileage rate.
Please contact the Operations Manager on 01749 880613 for further information and an application form.