Posted by Hospital Transport (as ),
A while ago I attended for a second opinion where I suggested I should be entitled to hospital transport to and from this appointment in the vehicle frequently observed around Broome. I was advised this vehicle was for Aborigine patients and I would have to arrange my own transport.
Some time later, Broome Hospital now has a brand new Toyota Tarago 8 seater vehicle complete with roo bar....Possibly one of the most expensive non 4wd vehicles.
In recent times, notwithstanding frequently observing this vehicle operating, obviously as an unofficial taxi, at shopping centres and elsewhere, I have recently noted the vehicle at Entrance Point, some 6km out of town, near the wharf where I can think of no valid reason why this vehicle should be in this vicinity.
I strongly believe there should be no discrimination with any topic relating to health care.. This vehicle should be available to all who need it.