SITT/Locallink Donegal manages the daily transport needs for patients attending for Renal Dialysis at Letterkenny University Hospital 365 days a year, with an average yearly distance travelled of over 1.3m km, by taxi and hackney operators.
New contracts for this work are shortly to be commenced through open tendering and the procurement will score sustainable transport with the highest marks where possible. It is envisaged that in the future, all SPSV services delivered for Local Link Nationally will be sustainable in line with the Government targets.
Purpose of the Conference:
- To present the results of a pilot project with Letterkenny University Hospital renal dialysis transport providers, sustainable transport vehicle manufactures and the SEAI.
- To present information on sustainable transport opportunities and supports – both national and local (e.g. Electric Vehicles, Plug in Hybrids and Hybrids)
- To provide information on all grants and supports available
- To provide an opportunity for transport providers to explore the application of these models and identify any issues that need to be addressed.”