How far is too far?
A better system than the National Travel Assistance Scheme to ease the cost of travel to health appointments for rural/remote folk, including for ACC.
We live 250kms round trip from our nearest tertiary centre, which makes things very costly for appointments.
Recently my partner needed hospitalisation after a spinal injury. I drove to be with him in ED, had to get last minute accomodation overnight (Over $300!!) as I didn't feel safe to sleep in my car and was too tired to make the trip home safely.I went home the next day after the ward round , and had to return the following day to collect him. He has had 2 further appointments whilst a decision is made as to what to do. That is 1000 kms, and we are told
So things like Ronald Macdonald Houses, Cancer Society houses but for anyone travelling from afar would be great.
Why the contribution is important
Because the cost of travel for appointments and treatment can be prohibitive.
by AngryofEketahuna on March 19, 2023 at 03:27PM