Continuing Care Service (North East Fife) was established in 1980 by two MacMillan nurses who helped cancer patients to get to their important hospital appointments.
Our service is built upon a doctrine of helping local residents get to all types of medical appointments, especially in areas that are not renowned for good hospital transport facilities, such as rural areas.
Approximately 2 years ago The Scottish Ambulance Service, the original first point of call, started to cut back on the availability of their service to the public at large, limiting their service to those of the greatest medical need.
They now refer the clients they can not help to Continuing Care - As a result, many people require our help.
We are a registered charity with forty years experience, striving to cater to the needs of those who require reliable transportation to and from health related or any associated social appointments.
Continuing Care Service provides non-emergency transportation for the elderly, disabled and vulnerable. We also provide a befriending service, reaching out to those in need of some company or friendly support.
We specialise in providing transportation for all medical and associated appointments for residents who do not have ready access to personal or public transport.
We are available, Monday to Friday for transportation.
Weekend appointments can be undertaken by special arrangement.
Free quotations with indicative costs are available on request. We provide an affordable solution for your transport needs, allowing you to focus on your health issues. Our current service is for patients who are unable to drive themselves and require to present themselves for appointments at health service providers.
Our normal hours of operation are on weekdays from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Usually up to two days notice is required to enable us to schedule our volunteer drivers, although we will endeavour to accommodate appointments at shorter notice.
Since taking over as co-ordinator 13 years ago, I have been so lucky to have had the support of our volunteers.
Some want to do patient transport, some befriending and some just help out at fund raising events.We have no restrictions as to what you can or cannot do. It is what suits you that counts.
We get together several times a year at the coffee morning fund raiser, AGM and our always enjoyable tea and scones afternoon where we have the opportunity of meeting other like minded individuals. We are after all a team.
It has been a pleasure to work with you all and I am delighted to have had this opportunity of expressing my sincere " thank you" for your invaluable assistance, without which the organisation would not exist.
Fiona (Ex Co-ordinator)