Sunday, March 22, 2020

Changes now in place for Northern Health Connections Transportation

The Northern Health Connections bus in downtown Prince Rupert

Northern Health has made some changes to its ground transportation service, with new measures now in place for the Northern Health Connections bus which travels from Prince Rupert to health facilities across Northwest BC and on to Prince George and Vancouver.

Effective today, passenger eligibility restrictions will be in place for all NH Connections routes. Trips will be limited to individuals who require accessible transportation and anyone over the age of 60; health care staff, physicians and health care students. 

 Bookings on NH Connections will be for essential medical appointments only, including (but not limited to) cancer treatment, hemodialysis, and appointments with specialist physicians, primary care physicians; appointments for physiotherapy, dentists, pharmacy, and trips to access a higher level of care such as surgery at a hospital.

Northern Health Connections also advises that as of March 22nd, they will not pick up passengers who have not booked their trip at least 24 hours in advance and meet the new conditions for travel.

For those travelling on the buses, appropriate social distancing measures will be put in place for passenger.

You can learn more about the new measures here.

More background on their service and updates to their plans for transit across the Northern Health region can be accessed through the Northern Health Connections website and Facebook page .

For more notes on Northern Health see our archive pages here.

Further information from local officials on the response to COVID-19 can be found here.

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