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'Uber-style' transport app for hospital patients piloted in the Valleys

An Uber-Style transport app for NHS patients in the South Wales Valleys is being piloted by the Welsh Government.

An 'Uber-style' app to help patients travelling to hospital appointments is being piloted by the Welsh Government.

It said the app is designed to bring together providers of community transport and is part of a wider scheme looking at how technology can be used to help people living and working in the South Wales Valleys.

The Ministerial Taskforce for the South Wales Valleys are also looking at piloting a community WiFi scheme and encouraging community hubs to open up their WiFi to local people.

I look forward to seeing how the schemes we’ve agreed to pilot in the Valleys – which have been developed in response to local feedback – can improve the lives of people living and working here, as well as the economic prosperity of the area.

– Julie James, Leader of the House and Chief Whip

We are supremely aware of the rapid advancement of digital technology across the globe and how it is transforming the ways in which we live, work and socialise. Our challenge is to apply that to our own lived experience and to channel it to drive tangible benefits.

– Ann Beynon, Lead, 'Our Valleys, Our Future' Scheme