Transport firm secures £25m contract for Lincolnshire ambulances

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Patient transport company Thames Ambulance Service (TAS) has secured a five-year contract worth £25 million with Lincolnshire West CCG, which will operate from its new site at the Pelham Centre in Lincoln.

The Thames Ambulance Service (TAS) will provide non-emergency patient transport across the county from July 1, 2017.

Non-emergency medical transport services are used by patients who need support to reach their healthcare appointment or are discharged from hospital, due to their medical and clinical needs.

Around 200,000 non-emergency medical transport journeys are made each month across Lincolnshire, mainly for patients attending outpatient appointments and receiving renal dialysis or cancer treatment.

Lee Barham, TAS chief operating officer, said: “Thames is delighted to have been chosen to provide the patient transport service to patients in Lincolnshire.

“We have over 30 years’ experience in delivering patient transport services and pride ourselves on a patient-centric ethos across the whole company.

“We will seek to provide Lincolnshire patients with a service that is tailored to meet their personal health needs which is caring, safe and reliable.”