Four more hospitals in the North East have adopted a scheme which should speed up the time it takes non-emergency ambulances to get back on the road. The volunteer porter project started in 2010 at North Tyneside General Hospital. Patient Transport Service crews take outpatients to their appointments. Previously, PTS crews had to wait with the patient until they had been booked in by the hospital. Now volunteers carry out the task. Volunteer porters are not ...
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