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PE01424: Improving transport provision for older people in remote and rural areas

Transport

Petitioner: Joyce Harkness on behalf of the “Road to Health” CPP3 team

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 08 March 2012

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to (a) work with local authorities, NHS boards, Regional Transport Partnerships and the ambulance service to improve provision of transport for older people in remote and rural areas in order to improve their access to health, social care and wellbeing facilities, and (b) to take forward the key recommendations of the Transport for health and social care report by Audit Scotland.

Petition History:

Summary:

17 April 2012: The Committee took evidence from Peter Ross and Keith Jakeman, Dumfries and Galloway Third Sector Forum. The Committee agreed to write to Buchan Dial-a-Community Bus and await the publication of the Scottish Government report on healthcare transport. Link to Official Report 17 April 2012 (473KB pdf)

26 June 2012: The Committee agreed to await the publication of the working group’s report on healthcare transport. Link to Official Report 26 June 2012 (463KB pdf)

2 October 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 2 October 2012 (436KB pdf)

11 December 2012: The Committee agreed to refer the petition under Rule 15.6.2 to the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee for further consideration in relation to its forthcoming inquiry into community/demand-led transport. Link to Official Report 11 December 2012 (518KB pdf)

16 January 2013: The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a further update on the publication timescale for the report on healthcare transport across NHSScotland. Link to Official Report 16 January 2013 (432KB pdf)

The response from the Scottish Government can be accessed below:

The Healthcare Transport: Recommendations of the Short Life Working Group report was published in June 2013. The notice of publication can be accessed below:

25 September 2013: The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee agreed to raise any outstanding issues at the forthcoming Chamber debate on its report on its community transport inquiry and, in doing so, agreed to close the petition. Link to Official Report 25 September 2013 (364KB pdf)

Link to the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee's consideration of the petition.

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