Cooloola Coast Medical Transport (CCMT) was formed in 2003 when a small group of community minded residents of Tin Can Bay realised the need to assist the frail and aged residents of the Cooloola Coast with non- urgent medical transport to specialist medical centres and hospitals in Gympie, Nambour, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Maryborough and Hervey Bay. There is no suitable public transport linking the Cooloola Coast to the medical centres.
CCMT volunteers staff a booking office that assigns cars and drivers to take clients to their medical appointments.
In the financial year ending 30th June 2017 CCMT volunteers carried out 1089 return trips totalling 311,205km.
The existing computers were donated by the volunteers some time ago and are of an age that their operating systems are no longer supported by Microsoft and they are not capable of producing the Referral Forms required for each trip. These forms are required to schedule clients, drivers, vehicles and destinations – details which are held in three databases.
As a result, these forms are now being individually completed by hand which is time consuming and prone to mistakes.
The UCF Board were pleased to approve a grant of $2,000 toward the cost of two new computers to allow the limited number of booking office volunteers to help more clients who need to be transported to their medical appointments, quickly and easily.