Community transport options for Chiddingfold patients after surgery is burnt down

A helping hand is available to patients of Chiddingfold Surgery who are having to travel to Milford to see a GP or nurse after the surgery burnt down last month.

Community transport service hoppa provides bookable door-to-door bus services across the borough of Waverley, including Chiddingfold. With a fleet of wheelchair accessible buses and a team of staff with a reputation for being friendly and helpful, hoppa says it is well placed to help patients who may otherwise struggle to get to appointments.

Steve Forward, general manager of hoppa says: “It’s really important that our rural communities can get to and from their medical appointments, even when there’s a local disaster like the terrible fire at Chiddingfold Surgery. Our drivers and booking staff are ready and waiting to hear from anyone who needs transport, even if you haven’t used us before. We provide affordable, convenient and wheelchair and pushchair accessible transport all over Waverley, including Milford Hospital which is where the surgery has been temporarily relocated. Whether you are arranging transport for your own appointments, or perhaps for an elderly parent, you will have peace of mind from knowing that we will get you there safely, comfortably, on time and bring you home again. We’re online at www.hoppa.org or at the end of the phone on 01428 681701.”

Chiddingfold also has its own transport scheme, Car Go, run by volunteer drivers to get to and from essential appointments. Details of the service are online at www.car-go.org.uk or from 10am to 12pm on 07899 340073.

Chiddingfold Surgery was destroyed in a fire on 7 January. Its GP and nursing services have since been relocated to Cedar Ward in Milford Hospital with an expanded hours service at Dunsfold Surgery.