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TRANSPORT SUPPORT

Community Transport Services

There are a number of local council and government subsidised transport services which are available to certain patients attending the Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre if they meet the eligibility criteria, please see below for more information.

Parramatta and Holroyd Community Wheels

Community Wheels Inc. is a non profit organisation funded under the Home and Community Care and the Community Transport Programs. Our goal is to provide transport services for those who are frail, older people, younger people with disabilities and their carers so they can live safely and comfortably in their own homes rather than in institutions such as Nursing homes or Hostels.
 

Auburn Community Transport

Auburn Community Transport Services: Aged & disabled transport for medical appointments.  Tel:  (02) 8741 5999 ask for David Somers Hours:  7am to 4pm Monday to Friday.  Pick up from Auburn local government area: Auburn, Lidcombe, Silverwater Regent’s Park, parts of Newington.
 

Hills Community Transport

The Community Transport Service specialises in assistance with your personal transport needs from your door to your destination, home again and around your community.
 

Blacktown Community Transport

Blacktown Community Transport Inc. (BCT) is a non profit transport service for frail aged and people with disabilities and their carers. BCT services residents of the Blacktown local government area.
 

Mt Druitt Hospital - Volunteer Patient Transport Service

Provides free transport to and from medical appointments for clients who have no means of transport. Only available for morning appointments and travellers must be able to get in and out of the bus with minimal help.
 

Veterans’ Affairs- Australian Government

Under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA), veterans and war widows/ers who travel for approved medical treatment may be eligible for reimbursement of certain expenses incurred. Reimbursement may also be made for travel in connection with a claim for a disability pension or service pension. Read more

Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS) – NSW Government

IPTAAS is a subsidy program which provides financial assistance to help with travel and accommodation costs for people (and eligible escorts) who need to travel long distances to access specialist treatment not available locally. Patients traveling at least 100km each way, or at least 200km per week cumulative distance, are eligible to apply for IPTAAS subsidies.

To obtain further details about IPTAAS eligibility, IPTAAS application forms and IPTAAS Fact Sheets, and to make an online IPTAAS application. Click here to find out more.

The Leukaemia Foundation

The Leukaemia Foundation can provide people with blood cancer and their families with free courtesy transport to and from treatment. Click here  to find out more.

 

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