Is live-in care the answer to the NHS bed-blocker crisis?

Is live-in care the answer to the NHS bed-blocker crisis?

08 February 2016

Live-in care is an important part of the answer to the problem of around 8,500 “bed-blocking” patients stuck in NHS hospitals every day, costing the health service £900 million a year. In the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals alone, the guardian reported more than 35 patients medically fit for discharge but waiting in hospital. According read more

Using your car less and less?

05 February 2016

If you notice that you, or your elderly parent, is starting to use their car a little less than they used to, it may be worth asking the question – is it worth keeping?   Now that Good Oaks Drivers offers a personal driving service, as well as supporting people at their destination if required, read more

Disabled Taxis in Bournemouth and Poole

02 February 2016

Disabled taxis, or wheelchair accessible taxis, can be booked by people who need a specially adapted car to help with their mobility problems. These cars are often called Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, or WAVs.   Usually the drivers of these accessible taxis would greet their customers, and help them into the car, before driving them to read more