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Post #1 by Budgetman » Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:53 pm

I̶ ̶h̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶a̶s̶k̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶f̶r̶i̶e̶n̶d̶s̶,̶

̶h̶o̶w̶e̶v̶e̶r̶ ̶i̶ ̶d̶o̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶s̶e̶e̶ ̶h̶o̶w̶ ̶e̶l̶s̶e̶ ̶i̶ ̶w̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶a̶b̶l̶e̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶m̶a̶k̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶t̶r̶i̶p̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶g̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶s̶u̶d̶b̶u̶r̶y̶ ̶,̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶s̶e̶e̶ ̶a̶ ̶h̶e̶a̶r̶t̶ ̶s̶p̶e̶c̶i̶a̶l̶i̶s̶t̶.̶ ̶A̶s̶ ̶i̶ ̶a̶m̶ ̶u̶n̶e̶m̶p̶l̶o̶y̶e̶d̶ ̶r̶i̶g̶h̶t̶ ̶n̶o̶w̶,̶ ̶i̶f̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶s̶p̶a̶r̶e̶ ̶a̶n̶y̶ ̶m̶o̶n̶e̶y̶ ̶

t̶o̶ ̶h̶e̶l̶p̶ ̶m̶e̶ ̶g̶o̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶w̶o̶u̶l̶d̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶v̶e̶r̶y̶ ̶a̶p̶p̶r̶e̶c̶i̶a̶t̶e̶d̶,̶ ̶

i̶ ̶k̶n̶o̶w̶ ̶t̶i̶m̶e̶s̶ ̶a̶r̶e̶ ̶t̶o̶u̶g̶h̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶i̶f̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶s̶ ̶o̶k̶,̶

̶a̶l̶s̶o̶ ̶i̶f̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶h̶e̶l̶p̶,̶ ̶p̶m̶ ̶m̶e̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶l̶e̶t̶ ̶m̶e̶ ̶k̶n̶o̶w̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶n̶k̶s̶
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Post #2 by Kegan » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:43 pm

[font=Comic Sans MS]Can't you get a travel grant.......?[/font]

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Post #3 by Budgetman » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:56 pm

yes but AFTER i go down, 6-8 weeks after they reimburse me... i just don't have a cent to pay first
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Post #4 by Kramer » Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:27 pm

There is a company in town, that will pay for it ahead of time, and collect it after you go. I will try and get the information for you.

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Post #5 by Mr. Rogers » Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:40 pm

[b]Company takes patients to TO appointments[/b]







[b]By CAROL MULLIGAN, THE SUDBURY STAR[/b]



[b]Updated 21 days ago[/b]





Pacific Western Transportation will introduce what it calls safe, reliable, stress-free transportation to medical appointments in other communities when it rolls its Health Connections bus into Sudbury on Monday.

The service started in northern B.C. at the request of the provincial government, said Dean Wright, general manager of PWT.

It has operated there for five years, contracted by the B.C. government, delivering people to medical appointments in many cities and towns.

Wright and his company are gauging the interest of people in Northern Ontario cities such as North Bay, Timmins and Sudbury for medical bus service.

Unlike regular bus transportation, Health Connections would leave a central medical centre, such as Sudbury Regional Hospital, and deliver patients to medical appointments at multiple drop-off locations in Toronto. Other cities such as Ottawa could be added to the service if the need is demonstrated.

The 45-foot vehicle is described as a luxury motor coach that has the only wheelchair accessible washroom on a highway coach in North America, said Wright.

The bus can accommodate eight people in wheelchairs and they can ride in comfort.

Drivers would be trained in first aid.

In British Columbia, the government pays 80 to 90% of the cost of a return trip to a medical appointment and riders make up the difference. An average cost of $20 might apply to each leg of a medical journey, said Wright.

Wright said PWT has had several discussions with the Ontario government about provincial funding. Some money could come from the Northern Health Travel Grant program.

Wright was in Sault Ste. Marie on Tuesday, where he said many interested people came by to view the bus and find out more about the service.



PWT will park its Health Connections bus in front of the Sudbury Community Arena on Elgin Street from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday.

The ser vice would offer online booking to make travelling easier for people.

Ridership in B.C. has grown from about 2,000 riders a year in 2005 to 10,000 last year, said Wright.

Surveys by people who have used Health Connections indicated 95% of them were happy with the service.

The service has proven valuable to seniors, people who don't drive or residents who don't wish to risk poor winter driving conditions.

If enough people express interest in using the service, it could be operating in a short time, said Wright.

[email="cmulligan@thesudburystar.com"]cmulligan@thesudburystar.com[/email]Twitter: @Carol_Mulligan



[url]http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3217420[/url]

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Post #6 by Mr. Rogers » Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:53 pm

Red Cross Transportation program offers rides read on....



[url]http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=36751&tid=067[/url]

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Post #7 by Sweetthing » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:14 pm

Do we still have The March Of Dimes in Timmins?? I know for sure they will help you out.. Good luck Peanut..

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Post #8 by Budgetman » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:20 pm

i am pretty sure we tried the red cross a few years ago when i needed to go to toronto but they couldn't help, and the sally ann was willing to help but i wasn't willing to take their terms. and i don't think the march of dimes will help me.
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Post #9 by Budgetman » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:20 am

ok i am officially going to cancel my appointment, there is not enough time anymore for me to get the funds to go down now, even my own mother won't help me so what chance do i have that anyone else will
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Post #10 by JohnW » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:20 pm

Ugh.

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Post #11 by Budgetman » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:22 pm

ya ugh
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Post #12 by Mr. Rogers » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:59 pm

Didn't Mr. Bisson helped out people before by directing them to the right contacts ? I know he isn't your favorite but it's worth a shot.

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Post #13 by Budgetman » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:10 pm

ya lol, i remember his birth certificate program help, i remember my ex going to that specifically cause he said in the press before hand that he would assist people with the paper work, yet when she got there he told her she was on her own cause he " couldn't" help her with the guarantor part.
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Post #14 by Budgetman » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:14 pm

and i think he was on my list the last time for people to call for help,



my list included

the union where i worked

the red cross

sally ann

dimes

the social committee at my job

the local members of parliament



came very close with the sally ann but i didn't go with their offer to help, and i wouldn't go with their offer now either
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Post #15 by Budgetman » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:26 pm

However maybe considering this is election time he maybe more willing to help lmfao
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Post #16 by Carrie » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:29 pm

When were you looking to get to sudbury?

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Post #17 by Budgetman » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:11 pm

if i had to take the bus, 2 weeks from today. if by car, 2 weeks from tomorrow
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Post #18 by Kramer » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:07 pm

Are you looking for just a one way trip, or there and back? and same day?

also, did you check the site that cannot be named? There is always people going out of town, willing to drive people for a small fee.

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Post #19 by Budgetman » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:52 pm

well i certain can't move to sudbury to stay right now so it would have to be returned, i can't even afford to take the Timmins express into town right now so i doubt site that shall not be named can help. all the jobs dried up in the field i was looking for right after i wanted to go back to work in it lol so i am stuck
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Post #20 by Kramer » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:28 pm

What field are you qualified to work in? Their are plenty of people on where, who work in different fields. You never know who can help you out!

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Post #21 by Budgetman » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:31 pm

i am qualified to do nothing really cept drive a car thats about all
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Post #22 by Kegan » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:33 pm

Could your family doctor not have made an appeal to whatever organizations etc. are in Timmins to get you upfront money......

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Post #23 by Budgetman » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:08 pm

nope, only thing my doctor said was you better find someway to get down there, its imperative you do. but no solutions given that werent already tried with the failed attempt to return to toronto 2 years ago for the follow up after surgery... something probably has gone bollocks in there since the surgery yet, i am still stuck with no way down. and it looks like the doctors office is a good 15 to 20 minute drive from where northland drops off, so lovely probably a 40 minute bus ride or a 20 buck cab ride, and then the same back and possible 2 nights stay down there so if i take northlands, thats 110 return, plus, maybe 40 bucks cab, or 10 bucks by bus... to motel, to doc to motel to bus then the motel, lets say 99 bucks a night (i don't know basing it on toronto) so 200 there then two meals at least or a bag of grub from the grocery store, say 20 bucks, so thats around 350 give or take just for the minimum, by bus, and i am not ready to commit to the bare minimum cause with the T.O trip the trip turned into a extra two nights stay and a extra 3 days car rental(lucky we had the car or that would have been a really bad trip)
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Someone I know looking for a ride to Sudbury around the 23rd or 24th of August. He as a appointment to see a heart specialist. If you can help this fella, please leave email or contact info here on the site.



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Post #25 by Troll » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:00 am

Did your family doctor provide you with a Travel Grant form? You have to fork out the money up front but you will get some of it back - a little over $300 for a Sudbury trip. If you have the travel grant you can get a room at the House of Kin in Sudbury for about $55 a night. Each room has a fridge. There is a microwave and coffee in the common room on the ground floor. There is also a grocery store next to the motel. We always stay there when we have medical appointments in Sudbury.


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