Thames-Coromandel Transport Providers

Name of provider: Tairua Care and  Friendship Club  Inc.
Contact person:  Marnie Goodman
Physical Address: C/-  20 Windsor Drive, Tairua
Phone: 021 1375688
Description of services:

We provide Transport to and from hospitals and medical appoints, community groups to shows and other recreational trips. We currently run 2 vechicles - a 7 seater and a 10 seater with a wheelchair hoist.

Area covered: We service Tairua, Pauanui and surrounding districts. We pick up and drop you of at your place of residence.
Additional Services:

We also provide a community 2 course luncheon cooked by our willing volunteers

We are a community based Club and we are all volunteers.

Name of provider: Coromandel Independent Living Trust
Contact person:  Reception
Physical Address: Resource Centre, 45 Tiki Rd, Coromandel Township
Phone: 07 866 8358
Description of services: Community Transport Services - enquiries 07 866 8358
Funded by Waikato District Health Board to provide assistance for holders of current Community Service Cards to attend hospital appointments in Thames and Waikato.
Volunteer drivers also transport patients who are unable to drive. 
Mobility Van - CILT Thursday bookings - 07 866 8358
This Van transports locals to and from their homes for a weekly shopping trip to Thames on Thursdays leaving Coromandel at 9am and departing from Pak 'n' Save in Thames at 2pm.
Bookings are essential there is a suggested koha of $12 return and $6 one way.
9 seats are available, and it also caters for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
The Van is owned by the Coromandel Community Services Trust. CILT organises all of the bookings and the drivers are volunteers.
Area covered: Upper Coromandel Peninsula, Colville, Port Charles, Papa Aroha, Koputauaki, Kennedy Bay, Whangapoua and Manaia.
Additional Services:
The Coromandel Resource Centre is a busy 'one stop shop' for residents in the heart of Coromandel Town and upper region of the Coromandel Peninsula, providing information on health and disability services, funding to enable people to attend hospital appointments in Thames and Hamilton and rooms for agencies not located in the area to hold regular clinics.
Name of provider: Whitianga Community Services Trust
Contact person:  Chrissy Roe
Physical Address: 2 Cook Drive Whitianga
Phone: 07 866 4476
Description of services: Volunteer Drivers for hospital appointments to Thames & Waikato
Area covered: Greater Mercury Bay area, includes Cooks Beach, Hahei, Coroglen, Whitianga, Simpsons Beach & Kuaotunu
Additional Services:
Name of provider: Eastern Coromandel Community Services Trust
Contact person:  Natalie Boyd
Physical Address: 505 Port Road, Whangamata
Phone: 07-8657065
Description of services: Medical drives for hospital appointments
Area covered: Whangamata, Whiritoa, Tairua, Hikuai, Pauanui
Additional Services: Eastern Coromandel Community Services offer a wide range of services, including counselling, social work, whānau support, financial mentoring, budgeting services, community classes, community van trips and hire. 
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Name of provider: St John Community Health Shuttles (Thames, Paeroa, Waihi and Whangamata)
Contact person:  Tricia Dawson (Thames/ Paeroa), Natalie James (Waihi), and Lyn Bryant (Whangamata)
Physical Address: 1102 Queen St, Thames, 3540
Phone: 0800 934 287 Ext 2 - for all Thames/ Paeroa bookings
07 863 8142 (for Waihi bookings)
07 865 9011 Ext 1 (for Whangamata bookings)
Description of services: This vehicle is a 'door to door' service which picks up dialysis patients starting from Thames around 6am on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to take them to Waikato Hospital for treatment.  It returns in the afternoon, leaving hospital around 1:30pm.  It may have capacity to take other passengers. Please note there is no hoist in this vehicle.
Area covered: Thames and across the Hauraki plains
Other: There is also a St John Thames shuttle which should be called in the first instance on 0800 934 287 ext 2

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