Motorcycling white knights will deliver emergency deliveries of bloods and medications to and from a South Yorkshire hospice.
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice has teamed up with the Whiteknights Emergency Voluntary Service to take equipment, treatment and bloods between the hospice, hospitals and homes.
The Whiteknights charity has a fleet of volunteer motorcyclists in South Yorkshire who provide a voluntary urgent courier service, free of charge.
The partnership means the specialist care team at the North Anston hospice can respond quicker to emergencies - further enhancing the care provided to children and families.
Julie Devine, director of care at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, said: “We are really pleased to be able to partner with the Whiteknights. Their work will be invaluable to us as a care team and to the families who depend on our services.
“We have a dedicated, specialist care team who support children and their families here in the hospice and also in the community.
“We will now be able to call upon the Whiteknights in an emergency to pick up and deliver vital medications, bloods or equipment they can carry.
“Saving this time is essential in ensuring that children and families receive the very best medical care and will potentially allow families to have more time with their loved ones.”
Terry Dutchburn, chairman of Whiteknights, said: “We are very proud to be working together with Bluebell Wood.
“I think it’s great that two very worthy charities can be seen to be working together for the benefit of the children and their families at a time when the families need as much support as they can be given.”