Medical Centre Link Scheme  

 

The Henfield Medical Centre Link provides transport to hospital, dental and medical centre appointments for people in Henfield, Partridge Green and the surrounding villages who do not have other transport available to them. It is available to all local patients, whether within or outside NHS treatment, and it also serves the Woodlawn surgery in Partridge Green. 

Leaflets are available at both the Medical Centre and Woodlawn with full details and the telephone numbers of Link coordinators - just pick one up from the box on the wall or ask the receptionist. If you need the service, telephone a coordinator ( during normal working hours if possible please ) and a volunteer driver will be arranged for you. Please give as much notice as you can. 

Henfield. Woodmancote  and Partridge Green            

                                       Wynn Saunders  01273 495910

                                        Mary Holder  01273 492351

Small Dole, Edburton, Fulking              Richard Flower   01273 493712

Drivers are paid a mileage allowance and coordinators are paid for their telephone usage. These expenses are met by voluntary contributions from users: currently the suggested amounts are £3 for local appointments in Henfield and Partridge Green, £15 for Worthing, Brighton, Horsham and Haywards Heath hospitals, and pro-rata for other appointment venues such as Steyning, Storrington, Crawley, East Grinstead and Redhill. It's much cheaper than using taxis. This is a well-used service, much appreciated by our clients and the community, and welcome grants towards our costs are made by local Parish Councils, including recent generous donations from Henfield, Shermanbury, West Grinstead, Woodmancote, Upper Beeding and Fulking parishes. 

The Link is always in need of more volunteer drivers, so if you have some time to spare and could take on an occasional trip, please let us know. It is not a regular commitment - when the coordinator rings, you are either able to meet the need or not - if the latter the coordinator will try someone else on the list. If you are able to help ( and would like to ) please telephone either John Langhorne on 01273 492591 or Peter Bates on 01273 493172 - either will be delighted to hear from you. It is a very rewarding activity as you meet some fascinating people on these trips.