Jumbulance visits the hospice

The Jumbulance visits St Catherines Hospice Driver Graham Thompson chats to St Catherines Hospice Palliative Neurology Nurse Debi Adams.Picture Richard Ponter.121126a.
The Jumbulance visits St Catherines Hospice Driver Graham Thompson chats to St Catherines Hospice Palliative Neurology Nurse Debi Adams.Picture Richard Ponter.121126a.

A SPECIAL ambulance has visited the Scarborough area following its official launch.

The Jumbulance visited St Catherine’s Hospice as part of a national tour to say thank you to people who had supported the charity.

A spokesman said: “The aim of the Trust is to ‘Make Travel Possible’ for sick, disabled and other disadvantaged people to enable them to have holidays or pilgrimages that they could never entertain without significant physical and medical assistance.

“Volunteer nurses, helpers and where needed doctors give the support on each holiday, allowing families to have a break from caring in the knowledge they will be well looked after.

“The jumbulance is a registered ambulance but has a part ambulance part coach configuration with up to five beds or six wheelchairs, a platform lift and an accessible toilet.”

The charity successfully raised the £320,000 funds needed for the vehicle.

The spokesman added: “This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the many individuals and organisations who have supported us financially and to enable you and those who have travelled in our vehicles in the past to see that our Trust is strong and that we continue with our unique service with increased confidence and reliability.”