Our CEO, Karen Laing was pleased to welcome Dick and Darren from the Horizon Committee recently to announce that REDHS will be a recipient of funds raised through this year’s Great Postie Bike Ride that will travel 600kms through Victoria’s Alpine region between 23- 25 February.
The Horizon Committee’s generous support will contribute towards the purchase of a new Toyota Hiace Disability Access Commuter Bus to support patients with free transport to medical appointments, to address the increased need for transport assistance since the flood event in Rochester in October 2022.
“There are a total of 800 clients accessing community care and allied health services; whose usual place of residence is Rochester and surrounds. A review of REDHS clients confirmed the need for additional community transport options.
Many of these people have indicated they do not currently have personal transport and are unable to travel to their appointments”. REDHS CEO, Karen Laing stated.
“Having an additional commuter bus with a wheelchair / disability access lift will help those clients access their health care needs more easily.” Ms Laing added.
“The Community Transport service is a community resource provided by REDHS in partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service which supports not just REDHS’ clients, but also enhances opportunities for community involvement for our ageing population. This is now more important than ever, as they recover from the distressing events of the last 18 months.” Ms Laing added.
Donations can be made through the Postie Bike Go Fund Me page – https://gofund.me/9037f031 or contact event co-ordinator Dick Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to the Horizon Committee and all the postie bike riders. We wish you a great ride!