If you’re local to York and need to undergo radiotherapy, you’ll need to visit the Bexley Wing of St James’ Hospital in Leeds. We’ll take the hassle out of your travel with our free transport service.
Please note: we do our very best to support as many people as possible with this service, however, if you live out of York and/or the minibus is at full capacity, we may not be able to support you. If this is the case, we may be able to help with another means of transport, for example a volunteer driver or a taxi.
Bus to St James’ Hospital, Leeds
We run a regular minibus from York to Leeds, helping you to save money on travel and parking, and lessen your worries as you prepare for your treatment. You may also not have anybody to accompany you. Our friendly drivers, Gary and Neil, will give you a warm welcome and take you there from door to door.
Free transport for cancer patients
Radiotherapy often needs multiple sessions, so our patients often make friends with one another as they take their trips on the York to Leeds bus. We’re proud of the support we offer, and our drivers will endeavour to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
How the service works
We kindly ask that you give us notice, where possible, to fit you in. We have one minibus which can take up to nine passengers (plus the driver), and we work around all other patients on the schedule to make the trips as efficient as possible. This is also a great way of making friends and building a support network with people around you.
The bus is available for those travelling from York to Leeds. We offer a door-to-door service, so when you get in touch with us, we’ll need your name and address, plus details of your appointments. If your appointments are at different times from the other passengers we will, with your permission, liaise with the booking office at St. James to alter your times. You don’t need to be concerned about this. We have a great relationship with the booking office and do this all the time!
Meet our drivers
Our friendly volunteers are here to help you get to your essential appointments with a smile.
Neil is originally from Leeds but has lived in Tadcaster for 15 years. He’s a former police armed response officer. When he retired, he was intending to take six months off until he spotted our ad for a minibus driver. “I thought, this suits me down to the ground,” says Neil. “I love this job. I enjoy doing work that is appreciated – I had more people saying thank you to me in the first week here than I had in the previous 30 years!”
Garry has had a varied career including 23 years in the police force, starting his working life in the Royal Navy as a missileman on board the HMS Brilliant. Garry added ‘I really enjoy meeting new people and giving a little bit back to the community which I find very rewarding’.
Book your place on the bus today
To book a space on our free minibus to Leeds, call us on 01904 764 466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need to contact us?
Call us on 01904 764 466 or email email@example.com and one of our friendly team will be happy to help.