Cornwall buses offer service to surgeries

A bus service for patients without access to a car or public transport has started in Cornwall.

The service aims to help people living in the villages around Camborne, Chacewater and Redruth to get to GP surgeries.

The service, costing £2 each way, runs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 0930 and 1230.

The service, which is officially launched on Thursday, is run by Age Concern.

Colin Garrick, of Cornwall Council, which helped to develop the service, said: "Around 33% of the people who have so far registered to use the service have mobility needs.

"The driver of the minibus has been given specific training and time to enable them to help passengers to and from their front door if required. "

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