Yeovil Freewheelers EVS provides a unique out-of-hours free courier service between different hospitals and patients in their homes across the whole South Somerset and North Dorset area.
Having been 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. The service is provided completely free of charge to the NHS and all members of Yeovil Freewheelers are unpaid volunteers.
We save the NHS and Yeovil Hospital (where our bike fleet is located) a minimum of £85,000 - £90,000 per year. This figure is based upon the cost of using private couriers and taxis to provide a similar service and it would be even higher if the hospital were to run their own service with NHS personnel and vehicles.