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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Is it OK to travel for a heart patient?

I have a heart problem and need to go to hospital everyday. Can I claim for taxis? I m not a scrounger but I m told I need complete bedrest apart from when I have to go to hospital every morning for 2 hours for my drug to be administered. Public transport will add several hours to my day and add to my stress. I have two children and am at my wits end.
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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yes the hospital should provide it for you
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