Yeovil Freewheelers EVS provides an out-of-hours unique free courier service between different hospitals and patients in their homes, across the whole South Somerset and North Dorset area.
It was founded in 1978 by Mr Cecil Turner, we are the oldest operational blood bike group in the country and are a registered charity. We currently operate a fleet of three motorcycles to carry urgently needed medical items such as blood, biological samples, medical notes, x-rays and medicines. This service is provided completely free of charge to the NHS and all members of Yeovil Freewheelers are unpaid volunteers.
We save Yeovil Hospital (where our bike fleet is located) a minimum of £70,000 - £75,000 per year. This figure is based upon the cost of using local couriers and taxis to provide a similar service. This figure would be even higher if the hospital were to run their own service with NHS personnel and vehicles.