PRESS RELEASE: 16th February 2021
Alliance for Better Care (ABC) is working with Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group to provide Surrey-wide, free Uber transportation to and from vaccination sites for patients who are struggling to access centres.
ABC is encouraging organisations that work with vulnerable people, who may benefit from the service, to get in touch. To date the transportation programme has been used to support members of the GRT community as well as those in emergency housing such as women’s refuges and asylum hotels.
“We continue to create local partnerships with valued and respected organisations in our communities. We want to reach out to people from all areas of our community and ensure they have equal access to our services. By providing free, accessible transportation to our vaccination centres we hope that we can address just some of the barriers to vaccination that exist,” say Eva Bangova, ABC Vaccine Equity Co-ordinator.
Patients who use the Uber scheme will be given priority access at the vaccination centres to avoid any waiting times. To enquire about the initiative please email ABC Vaccine Equity Co-ordinator, Eva Bangova.
As well as launching the Uber scheme, the ABC team continue to run vaccination pop up clinics in the community as well as regular scheduled appointments at centres across East Surrey and Mid Sussex. A full list of Walk-In vaccinations can be found on their site:
ABC has now administered more than 720,000 vaccination doses across East Surrey and Mid-Sussex, having launched 10 vaccination sites since the campaign began in December 2020.