East of Scotland Alternative Providers

Covering Scottish Borders, East, West and Mid Lothian, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Forth Valley, Fife, Perthshire, Dundee and Angus

Organisation Name Post Code Areas Contact details Destinations covered Criteria Fees More information
Borders CT Project TD1-15, EH38,43-46 Tel: 03004561985 Anywhere

Any age

Cannot take patients with portable oxygen cylinders

Yes

Must give 4-5 days advanced notice.

Patients must wear masks unless exempt

Will help you to clinic if allowed in hospital

Scottish Borders RVS Eh43-44; All TD 01896754481 Hawick, Borders General, Peebles, All Edinburgh

Over 65

Yes

Advanced notice

Must be registered first

No wheelchairs

Patients must wear masks unless exempt

Patients must sit in back seat

Handy Cabs Lothian Transport EH47-49, EH52-55 01506633953 All Edinburgh hospitals

Must have difficulty using public transport

Yes

Advanced notice needed.  Can take at weekends but must be registered first.  Must wear mask unless exempt

Dial-a-ride EH1-42 01314479949 Lothian Hospitals, Glasgow Hospitals

Membership required

Yes

Membership required.  Can take wheelchairs.  Must wear mask unless exempt

Linlithgow Link EH49 01506845137 All Edinburgh, Glasgow, Forth Valley and St Johns in Livingston

Must have difficulty using public transport

Yes

Must be registered.  Advanced notice needed. Will help into hospital if permitted

CCLASP All EH, TD, FK, KY 01313703170 All Edinburgh Hospitals For children suffering from cancer No Does not run at weekends
Driving Force FK4, FK6  Antonine Practice 01324812315, Bonnybank Practice 01324 812613, Banknock Practice 01324 840314, Denny Cross Practice 01324 822330, Carronbank Practice 01324 822382 Any hospital Cancer patients only. Please call your relevant GP Practice to arrange No Does not run at weekends
Meadowbank Car 4 You FK1, FK2, EH49 (Whitecross only) 01324715446 All local, Edinburgh and Glasgow hospitals Only for cancer patients.  Must be registered with Meadowbank Health Centre No Does not run at weekends
Killin & District Volunteer Car Scheme FK18-21 07988280743 Stirling Health & Care Village, Forth Valley and Falkirk Any age. Disability, ill health, financial hardship Yes Must be able to get into back seat unaided
Kinross-shire volunteer Group and Rural Outreach Scheme KY13(8), KY13(9), KY13(0) 01577840196 Perth Royal Infirmary, Stracathro, Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy, Queen Margaret and Lynebank Hospitals in Dunfermline, all Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh Hospitals Anyone who struggles to get into hospital independently Yes  
RVS East Fife KY8, KY10, KY14, KY15, KY16, DD6, KY9 01592269654 All hospitals Over 55.  You must register first Yes Does not operate at weekends.  Must be able to get in the back of a car
RVS Perth PH1-4, PH8-16, PH18 and KY13 01738633975 Perth Royal Infirmary and Ninewells.  Over 60s Yes Does not operate at weekends. You must be able to get into back seat unaided
Perth Access Cars PH1, PH2 01738639134 Perth Royal Infirmary and Ninewells. Other hospitals and requests dependant on driver availability Anyone with a disability Yes  
Comrie Hospital Transport PH6 01764670217 Perth Royal Infirmary, Ninewells, Crieff, Forth Valley No age restriction Yes Patient must be able to get into back seat unaided
Allyth & Miegle District Nursing & Samaritan Association PH11, PH12. PH13 01828633554 Perth Royal Infirmary, Ninewells, Blairgowrie Anyone over 2 years old Yes Does not operate at weekends.  Patient must be able to get into back seat unaided
Madoch Community Transport

PH10 (6), PH10 (7), PH11 (8), PH12 (8), PH13 (9)

Numbers in brackets correspond to second part of postcode

01250874269 Ninewells, Kings Cross, Perth Royal Infirmary, Stracathro Must be registered. Must give as much notice as possible. For older people who do not have a car and unable to access public transport No, but donations welcome Need to register first
Elder Voice Car Service PH10 (6), PH10 (7), PH11 (8), PH12 (8) PH13 (9) 01250874269 Ninewells, Kings Cross, Perth Royal Infirmary, Stracathro Older people who do not have a car or access to public transport No, but donations welcome Patient must sit in back of car
Order of Malta dial a journey FK1, FK3-21, G63 01786465355 Forth Valley Hospital, Stirling Health and Care Village, Clackmannan Hospital, Falkirk Community Hospital   Subsidised cost to patient Registration required. Takes wheelchairs
Scottish Blue DD1-5, DD7-11 (DD8 - Kirriemuir, Forfar and surrounding area only)(DD9 up to Glenesk only) 01382339633 Ninewells and Stracathro   Yes Must be booked at least 48 hours in advance
East Lothian RVS EH21 6-8, EH32-0, EH32-9, EH33,
EH34-5, EH35-5, EG36-5, EH39 4-5
EH40-3, EH41 3-4, EH42-1
01875811011 Edinburgh hospitals, East Lothian
Community, Midlothian
Community, St Johns in
Livingston, Golden Jubilee in
Clydebank
Over 65's only.  Must be able to walk unaided Yes Advanced notice preferred. Can take folding wheelchairs, zimmers, walking aids as long as person can use without assistance
Fife Bus (Fife council) All KY postcodes including Kincardine
and DD addresses in North Fife
Fife - more info available on FIFEBUS
webpage via Fife Council
03451 55 11 88  All hospitals in Fife.  Ninewells for north Fife residents Any age.  Must have a disability No Transport is not guaranteed. Requests need to be made by 1430 the day
before appointment. Need to be registered first and can be done over the
telephone. Wheelchairs ok but scooters must be risk assessed first. Escorts allowed
Operating times between 0800 - 1730 - most areas open 6 days a week
but some outlying areas only open 3-4 days a week. Drivers drop off at
main entrance and will not take direct to ward or clinic.
Upper Tay Transport PH9(0), PH15(2) 07388236233 Any Hospital   Yes Car Service only, cannot take patients in wheelchairs