Waipa Transport Providers

Name of provider: St John  Health Shuttle Cambridge
Contact person:  Niki Varley
Physical Address: 5 Devon Road, Frankton
Phone: 0800 846 9992
email: waikatohealthshuttles@stjohn.org.nz
Description of services: A community service transporting people to and from medical and health-related appointments in Cambridge and Hamilton and visitors for Waikato Hospital.
This service operates on weekdays.
Health Shuttles are staffed by volunteers and donations are welcomed to help cover costs.
Bookings required one day in advance.
Area covered: Cambridge and District, including Matangi
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Name of provider: Te Awamutu Community Health Shuttle
Contact person:  Sarah Lewis, Co-ordinator
Physical Address: N/A
Phone: 07 870 3258    
021 178 7997
email: tahs@xtra.co.nz
Description of services: Volunteer drivers and support personnel provide a door to door shuttle service from Te Awamutu and surrounding areas to appointments at Waikato hospital and other specialist services in Hamilton, and Te Kuiti. Volunteers also escort clients to their appointments and collect them afterwards when notified.

Both our vehicles have electric step access and we have the ability to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers. Child seats available on request.

Service operates Monday to Friday, except Public Holidays. Bookings required by 3pm the day before.
Area covered: Te Awamutu and surrounding districts will pick up at Ohaupo.  Drop offs at Waikato Hospital and other medical specialist facilities in Hamilton urban area
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Name of provider: Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society Volunteer driving service
Contact person:  Nicola Bowe and Sue Worth
Physical Address: Cnr Beale and Grey Streets, Hamilton
Phone: 07 8382027
email: NicolaBowe@cancersociety.org.nz
Description of services: Cancer Society volunteer drivers provide transport for people with cancer to enable them to attend treatment at hospitals and cancer-related medical appointments in Hamilton (including Huntly, Te Awamutu and Cambridge. Volunteers use their own cars and To use the driving service you must be mobile and able/well enough to walk to and from the car. We are not able to drive people who are unable to use a seatbelt or on continuous oxygen.

The volunteer driving service operates from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.  The volunteer driving service does not operate on weekends or public holidays.
Area covered: Radius of approx. 40kms of Waikato Hospital
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thumbnail John Stuart volunteer and Martin Tuarau client (15)-531
John Stuart - Volunteer
 
 
Name of provider: Cambridge Community House Volunteer Driver Service
Contact person:  Carole Grant
Physical Address: 191 Shakespeare Street, Leamington, Cambridge
Phone: 027 667 7076
email: cchdriverservicecarole@gmail.com
Description of services: All drivers are volunteers;
Drivers provide their own vehicles (purchase, registration, insurance, maintenance are their cost);
Cambridge Community House reimburses drivers $25.00 per return journey to Hamilton or $13 per return journey to Cambridge medical/health appointment;
Donations to Cambridge Community House Volunteer Driver Service from clients are appreciated.  74% of reimbursement costs are covered by donations from clients. There is no set donation amount, we prefer to cover driver reimbursement if a client can - all journeys requested by clients are fulfilled.
Area covered: From Cambridge to any medical appointment in Hamilton or Cambridge - predominantly the Waikato Hospital in Hamilton but many other medical facilities are the location of the appointment.
The client is picked up from their home address, taken to their appointment, where the driver waits for the client at reception, before returning the client to the client’s home.
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Cambridge Community House provides full wrap around family and social services. The website is www.camcomhouse.org.nz or phone 07 827 5402 for more information.
 
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