The so-called 'Beast from the East' brought chaos to many parts of Scotland last week, but didn't stop St John Scotland's dedicated volunteers maintaining a vital service for patients across Angus and Dundee.
Our Patient Transport service transports cancer and renal patients to and from appointments at Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital and the renal clinic in Arbroath.
The drivers last week had to battle through blizzards, snow drifts and icy surfaces to transport patients safely to their life-saving treatments.
Sandy Bowman, Patient Transport co-ordinator for Dundee and Angus, said: “our team of volunteer drivers work six days a week throughout the year in all conditions. We knew we were going to face some tough weather last week so we had contingency plans in place to meet whatever we were faced with.
“We’re pleased to say that, through the team’s efforts, we didn’t miss one patient appointment last week. We’re incredibly proud of our drivers for delivering such a vital service and making sure people get to their outpatient clinic.”