Support for award nomination
We would like to support the nomination of Gympie Medical Transport (GMT) for the Queensland Community Achievement Awards.
Gympie is an elderly community, that has to rely on other family members to transport them for medical appointments out of this region. There is limited transport to Brisbane via rail and Sunshine Coast has none, so private transfer is really the only option for Gympie people.
We have limited family availability to drive us to and from appointments and this sometimes involves an upheaval to their family life.
The only option available is the taxi service at a cost of $350 for a one way trip from Gympie to Sunshine Coast University Hospital.
Since we have become clients of GMT, we have found our stress level have lowered, as we don’t have to worry about getting to and from our medical appointments outside of Gympie.
"The booking process is very easy, I just have to ring and talk to the wonderful volunteers, who make a booking for you and its done. No need for any IT knowledge, just ring and talk……wonderful.”
All the volunteer drivers are so wonderful. They arrive at the time allocated, are friendly and very helpful, certainly making the trip as enjoyable as possible. They assist you into your appointment area and then return once your appointment is finished and drive you home to your front door.
The service that is now available by GMT to the Gympie community is a God send. It is a safe and reliable, and is managed by commitment and caring volunteers.
All these volunteers contribute beautifully to this community.