Non-urgent patient transport services in Somerset are to be provided by a new organisation from 1 October 2016.
E-Zec Medical Transport Services Ltd, who currently provides patient transport services in Dorset, Hereford, Birmingham, and London, has been awarded a five year contract after competitively bidding to provide the service.
Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group has jointly commissioned the new service with the county’s district hospitals and community health service Trust. They will have an active role in monitoring the quality of the service.
David Slack, Somerset CCG’s Managing Director, said: “We are pleased that E-Zec Medical Transport Service will be providing non urgent patient transport to patients in Somerset from 1 October this year. This essential service supports many thousands of pre-booked patient journeys each week for those patients with a clear medical need.”
Andy Wickenden, Commercial Director with E-zec Medical Transport Services said: “The E-zec team are delighted with the outcome of the tender process and are looking forward to providing patients in Somerset with a high quality transport service. The Somerset service is a fantastic addition to our existing contracts and expands our services across the South West of England.”
The E-Zec Medical Transport Service will provide transport to patients between 06:00-24:00hrs, seven days week (including bank holidays)
The annual contract value for the non-urgent patient transport service is £2.2 million.