Reader letter: Concerned about hospital transport

I was deeply touched by the story of Tallulah (Citizen March 6) and especially the compassion shown by Asda and Norfolk Green. However, someone requiring chemotherapy should not be expected to struggle on ever decreasing public transport and change buses/trains several times in order to get this treatment. It seems to me that the authorities make people jump through hoops to get hospital transport these days, as they expect patients to be fortunate enough to know somebody with a car who would be prepared to offer them a lift. However, this is not possible if friends/family have to work or are elderly or too nervous to drive in Cambridge to get to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Surely in this day and age people should not have to face the additional pressure of how to access hospital treatment when they are so ill?

Karen Gathercole

Wisbech