Patient Transport

Every day, thousands of patients in Scotland need to get to hospital for treatment.

St John Scotland’s Patient Transport service provides free, comfortable and reliable transport to patients across the country.

We work alongside the NHS and Scottish Ambulance Service to support patients who are being treated for cancer, or receiving renal dialysis.

Our services are coordinated by our local volunteer teams, who work tirelessly to ensure patients have a service they can rely on, and the support of friendly volunteers who provide more than just a means to get from A to B.


We currently offer Patient Transport services within the following health boards:

  • NHS Ayrshire and Arran - for renal patients
  • NHS Dumfries and Galloway – for oncology patients, most often travelling to Glasgow or Edinburgh for treatment
  • NHS Tayside – for oncology and renal patients
  • NHS Fife – for renal patients
  • NHS Forth Valley – for renal patients
  • NHS Lothian - for renal patients

We want to help more people facing a health crisis, so we’re expanding our Patient Transport services to new parts of Scotland.

We are currently recruiting for:


Could you help people in your community get to hospital for treatment? Why not join us as a St John Scotland Patient Transport volunteer?

Find out more

A St John Scotland patient transport volunteer

Looking for transport?

If you are looking for transport for oncology or renal treatment at one of the hospitals St John Scotland serves, please speak to the unit staff who will assess whether you are eligible for the service and refer you to us if appropriate.

Unfortunately we cannot offer transport to patients outwith the current service.

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