Desperately seeking drivers

ohn Leatherbarrow, Jon Krause; Steve Monteath; Joanne Heit; Siemona McGuire
ohn Leatherbarrow, Jon Krause; Steve Monteath; Joanne Heit; Siemona McGuire

IF YOU want to do something to help your community and can spare a few hours a week, Beaudesert RSL Sub Branch is looking for volunteer drivers.

Their Patient Transport Service is in urgent need of volunteer drivers to continue providing this essential service to the community.

Since 1998, Beaudesert RSL Sub Branch Inc has been providing patient transport for the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) to assist with non-urgent hospital and specialist appointments.  

The QAS and Beaudesert RSL Sub Branch Patient Transport Service is the only option for many residents who would struggle to get to essential medical appointments without the service.

All the drivers are volunteers and dedicate their time to support their local community.  

Beaudesert RSL Sub Branch Inc has four vehicles dedicated to this service for the volunteer drivers’ use. 

“The drivers who participate in the program hold a very special place in the hearts of the patients they transport,” said Transport Coordinator Jacquie Plummer.

“The outpouring of gratitude for the care they receive during the provision of this service is tremendous.”

“Many drivers say this is a very satisfying and rewarding way to spend some of their spare time, knowing they are providing an essential service to their local community who might otherwise be stranded.”

Drivers must have an open licence and good driving record; all vehicles are automatic so the ability to drive a manual is not required.

Full training is provided with ongoing support, reimbursement benefits for travel and meal allowance and a uniform is provided.

“If you want to give back to the community, we would love to hear from you,” said Jacquie.

For more information, contact the Patient Transport Coordinator on 5541 3720 Monday to Friday between 9am  and 1pm or email transport@beaudesertrslsubbranch.com.au.

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