The Weston Park Cancer Charity Transport Service provides free and safe travel if you live in the Chesterfield area and need to travel to and from Sheffield hospitals for cancer treatment.
The service could save you hundreds of pounds in travel costs per week.
Drivers will undergo Covid-19 testing twice weekly for the health and safety of volunteers and passengers at all times.
The vehicles will also undergo rigorous safety checks every day and will undergo thorough cleaning before every journey.
We’re here, together at every step if you’re undergoing treatment for cancer and need return transport to and from the Chesterfield area.
Call 0114 553 3330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a seat.
What is the Transport Service?
Weston Park Cancer Charity is providing a free transport service between Derby University, St Helena Campus in Chesterfield and Sheffield Hospitals – Hallamshire Hospital and Weston Park Hospital.
Who can use the Transport Service?
Anyone requiring transport to Weston Park Cancer Centre to receive treatment can use the Transport Service.
What if I cannot travel to the pick-up point in Chesterfield for departure?
If you cannot make it to the pick-up/drop-off point at St Helena Campus but would still like to use the service, we would be more than happy to discuss ways we can help you. Please get in touch with our Transport Coordinator by calling 0114 553 3330 and select Option Two.
Who pays for the Transport Service?
The service is free to use, it is entirely funded by charitable donations and our drivers are all volunteers.
What if I need to cancel or change my booking?
If you need to cancel or change your booking onto the transport service please call 0114 553 3330, selecting Option Two.
Will the driver wait for me to have my treatment?
Your driver will wait at the hospital until all passengers have received their treatment before taking you back to the pick-up/drop off point in Chesterfield.
Should your treatment overrun for any reason, please advise a member of hospital staff that the driver needs to be made aware of this. The driver will contact the Transport Coordinator who will make suitable alternative arrangements for your return journey.
Can I bring someone with me?
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the number of passengers permitted on each bus has been reduced to facilitate social distancing. As a result, we are currently unable to accommodate an accompanying person on the Transport Service unless one of the following exemptions applies:
- You have a medical condition or disability which requires reasonable adjustment to enable you to access the service .
- You are aged 16 or under.
The launch of the new Transport Service follows Weston Park Cancer Charity’s takeover of Chesterfield cancer charity, Nenna Kind, in 2020. It marks a ’major step forward’ for Weston Park Cancer Charity in its ‘commitment to care in every sense’ for cancer patients and their families in Chesterfield.