Fulltime ActiVan service will get vulnerable Halton Hills residents to Oakville hospital

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Published March 22, 2023 at 2:39 pm

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A program that will help local residents get to the hospital is starting in Halton Hills next week.

The ActiVan shuttle service goes into service full time beginning April 1 and will transport Halton Hills residents to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

The service supports ActiVan riders requiring access to hospital programs and services including students enrolled in the Halton District School Board’s Project SEARCH, a school-to-work training program for students with disabilities.

“As municipal leaders, I believe we have a responsibility to support our residents and particularly those who are most vulnerable,” said Mayor Ann Lawlor.

“Providing access to necessary programs and health care in Halton Region and bridging the north-south gap by providing transit opportunities for specialized transit users is one way we can do this.”

The extension of the ActiVan shuttle service to OTMH resulted from consultation with Halton Healthcare and Ontario Health to better accommodate dialysis transportation and provide greater options for users travelling to OTMH.

Starting April 1, the ActiVan will arrive and depart Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m., noon, 3 and 4:30 p.m.

More than 1,200 trips were provided to OTMH by the ActiVan shuttle service in 2022. The ActiVan is a specialized transportation service intended for seniors ages 65 and older, and persons with disabilities.

Registered ActiVan users can request door-to-door transportation to OTMH, a minimum of 24 hours prior to travel.

For more information, visit the ActiVan website. Rides may be booked over the phone by calling ActiVan at 905-702-6435.

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