After a nomination from the Rowe Avenue Surgery, Peacehaven, the Assura Healthy Communities Scheme have picked CTLA Community Transport to receive a £2000 donation.
Assura Real Estate Investment Trust supports local charities and community groups in their work to improve health through an annual funding programme.
Practice Manager, Leigh Burgess, nominated the accessible transport charity for “doing a wonderful job in assisting patients to get to their local GP surgery or Lewes Victoria Hospital”. She said “we have found their services to be a great help to enabling patients to attend their appointments instead of waiting for a home visit – which enables our Doctors to stay at the surgery and see many more people in need.”
Jonathan Murphy, CEO of Assura, said: “We hear so much in the media about the pressures facing the NHS due to loneliness – and it’s been particularly striking to see that theme running through many of these nominations. This is invaluable insight from GPs about the community projects which make the biggest difference to health for their patients, and we’re absolutely delighted to support them through our buildings.”
CTLA Community Transport is the last remaining charity covering the whole District with accessible transport services including Dial-A-Ride, Travel Club, rural scheduled services and transport support for small groups and charities.
Rowe Avenue Surgery Practice Manager, Leigh Burgess.