Save Wheel-Trans for dialysis patients
The TTC is talking about cutting the Wheel-Trans service for dialysis patients who are not using a wheelchair or a walker to get to their treatments. This cut will deny 800 patients safe transit to hospitals for dialysis treatments. What the TTC is ignoring is that these patients are weak and vulnerable after their sessions. Many patients regularly faint due to low blood pressure, and often require oxygen and other medical assistance following their treatment. There is no way that a dialysis patient can drive or safely take regular public transit when they leave the hospital. Many of these patients do not have family members available to drive them and do not have the funds to taxi home. For those without the support or financial means, this could compromise their ability to receive life-saving treatment. These treatments are given up to four times a week. That's four times a week their safety and health would be critically compromised. Cutting Wheel-Trans to dialysis patience is simply not an option. Make it clear to Karen Stintz, the TTC Chair that the citiznes of this city will not allow this to happen. Many thanks for your support!