HOME 2 HOSPITAL

A volunteer driver service taking people from Slieve Gullion, Kilkeel and surrounding areas to out-of-area hospital appointments

Home 2 Hospital in Numbers 2019

234

Registered service users

100%

of participants reported benefit from using this service

370

Hospital journeys complete

We have has been successfully delivering Home 2 Hospital across the Mournes area since 2015, and are delighted that even more local older people can now avail of this vital service in the Slieve Gullion Area from February 2020.

The Home 2 Hospital services, have been developed in response to a need identified by older people and NM&D Councillors and will provide a much-needed volunteer led service for older people and their families.

The projects are available for those aged 60+, living in the Slieve Gullion district electoral area and Kilkeel and surrounding areas that need help attending out of area hospital appointments,  for example:  Belfast, Craigavon and Dungannon.

Our CEO Jacinta Linden said, “We know how important this service is to so many individuals and families, it’s a life line of support to those aged over 60, many of the users live alone in rural areas and public transport just wouldn’t be an option.”

”Home2Hospital users report feeling safe and somewhat more able for their journey knowing they will be picked up from their home, taken to their appointment and left back to their door.”

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer: