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South Yorkshire PTS Contract Awarded

13 April 2017

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust is delighted to announce that it has been successful in securing a new five-year contract to deliver non-emergency health care patient transport services across South Yorkshire following a competitive tender process.

This process concluded in March 2017 and the contract for more than a quarter of a million journeys per year will commence on 1 September 2017. It includes transport for eligible patients to access outpatient appointments in South Yorkshire and discharges from hospital in Sheffield.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service has been selected to deliver:

- Core outpatient services throughout South Yorkshire and on-day discharge services in Sheffield
- Ad-hoc repatriation work for the four South Yorkshire clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)
- GP urgent services in Sheffield.

Chris Dexter, Managing Director of the Patient Transport Service at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust said:
“We are delighted to have secured the contract in South Yorkshire and extended our presence in the region. It is a fantastic achievement for the Trust, our staff and South Yorkshire residents for the core work to remain within the NHS. Our staff provide a high quality service for patients and I’m proud of how they have continued to conduct themselves so professionally against the backdrop of uncertainty during the bid process.

“We are looking forward to developing the non-emergency health care patient transport service further over the next five years in partnership with the South Yorkshire CCGs.”

Dr Philip Foster, Director of Planned and Urgent Care at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, commented:
“This is fantastic news for Yorkshire Ambulance Service and I am delighted that we will continue to work with our commissioners and NHS colleagues to serve the patients of South Yorkshire.”

This contract follows hard on the heels of Yorkshire Ambulance Service winning the contract for non-emergency medical transport services in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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