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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-08215: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 17 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what support it provides to help people from islands meet transport costs when attending NHS appointments on the mainland.

Answered by: Shona Robison 28 March 2017

The Highlands and Islands Patient Travel Scheme reimburses reasonable travel costs for all patients in the Highlands and Islands area that are required to travel 30 miles or more to a hospital for treatment, less the first £10, with the exception of those in receipt of qualifying benefits, or who hold an NHS low income certificate.