People helping people to independence in the Franklin district


If you need to attend a medical appointment and are experiencing difficulty with transport or affording the cost of transport, we are contracted by the DHB to operate a service which could entitle you to subsidised return transport and could even entitle you to a free service.


Franklin Family Support have many Volunteer Drivers who, using their own vehicle, give up their free time to help patients get to appointments they otherwise would not be able to attend. Please note we need a minimum of 24 hours notice to organise a driver


We have drivers in Pukekohe, Port Waikato, Pokeno, Tuakau, Waiuku, Clarks Beach and Awhitu. They will pick you up from your home, wait for you while you attend your appointment and return you home.


DHB Approved destinations


·         Auckland Hospital

·         Greenlane Clinical Centre

·         Manukau Superclinic

·         Middlemore Hospital

·  Counties Manukau District Health Board outsourced Private Specialists


If you have any questions regarding the approved destinations, subsidies, eligibility or use of the service please ring the Transport Coordinator at Franklin Family Support (09) 238 6233.



Interested in becoming a Volunteer Driver?

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a volunteer driver we are often recruiting, give us a call today for an application pack or for further information (09) 238 6233.