Patient Transport

The Patient Transport Service is for patients who are unable to get to their appointments because they have a medical need for transport.

It is for patients who are assessed as needing special support or assistance during the journey to their healthcare appointment.

Who To Contact

If you would like to speak to someone about NHS funded patient transport services, please call the relevant transport office:

• If your appointment is at Royal Cornwall NHS Trust, call 01872 252211
• If your appointment is at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, call 01752 763511


Responsibility for arranging NHS funded transport to other hospitals or healthcare sites varies but has not changed, and must be authorised / booked by a healthcare professional and meet the 'medical need' criteria.

To view the Eligibility Criteria for NHS Funded Patient Transport please click here

If you would like to recieve this information in large print, Braille, on CD or in any other launguages, please contact communications@kernowccg.nhs.uk