Age UK Campaign Painful Journeys

Thousands of you have told Age UK that you or a loved one really struggle with travelling to your hospital appointments.
 
For most of us just having a hospital  appointment is enough to worry about, but imagine having to make a long and complicated journey alone, in pain and feeling anxious about not getting there in time.
 
This isn’t good enough, but it doesn’t have to be like this.
 
With your help, Age UK can ensure hospital transport really works and older people are given the care and support they need.
The system for getting older people to hospital isn't fit-for-purpose
· Transporting older people to and from hospital costs the NHS and the Government millions of pounds a year
· Yet who gets help and how good that help is seems to be a postcode lottery
· Currently, many older people are experiencing anxiety, exhaustion and  distress getting to their hospital appointments
· Every older person deserves to get to their hospital appointments safely without it being a struggle
 
Age UK are asking people to get in touch to share their experiences and write to their MP. This can be done at their website 
 
You can also write to them sharing your story. If you include your name and address they can tell your MP that you are supporting the campaign. Just address the letter to
FREEPOST
AGE UK CAMPAIGNS and it won’t even cost you a stamp. 
 
 



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