Home from Hospital - Patient Transport

When We Need You

From 16/09/2015

About Opportunity

You will be transporting vulnerable people home after being discharged from hospital, making sure that they are safe and settled. This year we have already helped get over 1000 people home and have received incredible feedback from both patients and hospital staff. You will be joining a dedicated and friendly team and will always be part of a two person crew. You will ensure that the service is person centred, meeting the needs of our service users and delivered in accordance with the service standards and British Red Cross procedures. Typical duties will include providing transportation, resettlement and follow up support. You will provide emotional support to patients as well as ensuring their safety and wellbeing at all times. You’ll also be performing routine pre-journey checks on vehicles, cleaning vehicles after use and ensuring all paperwork is completed and submitted in a timely manner. You’ll need to have great people skills and be comfortable dealing with a wide range of people including people that may be distressed or upset.
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About British Red Cross (South Ayrshire)

Through our staff and volunteers, working here in the UK and in communities internationally, our mission is to be the leading voluntary provider of emergency help to people in most need, anywhere in the world.

Skills & Experience

Ideally applicants will have some experience of working or volunteering in Health and Social Care. We will provide a comprehensive training package and are looking for people with strong interpersonal skills who can comfortably interact with a broad range of people (both patients and NHS staff) and represent us in a professional manner.

Travel Details

Shifts start and finish at our Ayr Office (Wellington Square) but you will be based at either University Hospital Cross House or University Hospital Ayr during your shift


Most of the patients we transported are frail elderly and / or vulnerable and will require support with moving and assistance. Whilst training will be given applicants must have a reasonable level of physical fitness such that they can assist passengers w

Work Type

Driving / escorting

Client Group


Expenses Detail

Expenses are paid weekly.

Accessibility Details

Wheelchair Access
Disabled Toilet

Frequency & Commitment

No minimum commitment required.

Minimium Age

Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age.

Reference Code

1002 - VO61161

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