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More Staffordshire patients to benefit from transport service

An additional number of Staffordshire patients will now be able to access transport with ERS Medical, as part of our non-emergency patient transport contract with Staffordshire CCGs.

From 1st April 2022, patients from the following CCGs can call and book non-emergency patient transport, if they meet the transport eligibility criteria.

Patients will have to be registered with:

• Stafford and Surrounds CCG
• Cannock Chase CCG
• East Staffordshire CCG
• South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsular CCG
• North Staffordshire CCG
• Stoke on Trent CCG
• NHS Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust

Patients may have previously used West Midlands Ambulance Service for non-emergency patient transport to hospitals across the Birmingham area including, but not limited to: Good Hope Hospital, Castle Vale Renal Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Foundation Trust, Birmingham Heartlands, West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre, Solihull Hospital, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham Dental Hospital and Balsall Heath Renal Unit. Patients and/or their carers can now use ERS Medical for their non-emergency transport bookings.

Simon Laidler, Senior Operations Manager at ERS Medical, said: “We’ve been very pleased to support the residents from Staffordshire with our non-emergency patient transport since August last year. It’s great that we can now provide our transport service to even more eligible patients.”

Note: An eligibility criteria applies to all patient transport journeys. The above transport service applies to Staffordshire-registered patients. Please speak to your referring clinician (doctor/nurse/ward staff) or patient group representative if you are unsure about what this means.