Wyoming County Hospital gets new seven-passenger bus
Press release, photo submitted.
In October 2015, Wyoming County Community Health System (WCCHS) received approval from the New York State Department of Transportation for $37,527 in grant funding for the purchase of a vehicle with wheelchair and occupant restraint system. The vehicle is essential to transport health system patients and residents to medical appointments and community outings, and on July 25, the long‑awaited bus was delivered.
The funding was made available under the Federal Transit Administration's Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program. The bus has a seating capacity for four passengers and three wheelchairs and will improve accessibility and mobility for seniors and persons with disabilities where public transit services are unavailable, insufficient or inappropriate.
Skilled Nursing Facility residents and Adult Day Health Care registrants are extremely excited to have the new bus in time to go to the Wyoming County Fair, hospital officials say. It will also be used to transport residents to other special activities such as visits to local parks, scenic tours, watching the Warsaw Fourth of July parade, and more. The new bus allows WCCHS to provide the best quality of life for its residents and give them the opportunity to connect with the community.