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Driving Miss Daisy - Bay of Plenty

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Driving Miss Daisy - Bay of Plenty
Tauranga and surrounds, Whakatane and surrounds
Bay of Plenty, Bay of Plenty
0800 363 000
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Gerard and Janice Barnard - 0800 363 000
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Driving Miss Daisy BOP provides personal driving assistance and companionship for anyone who is unable to drive themselves. If you don’t want to - or cannot - rely on family and friends to get you out and about, use Driving Miss Daisy’s safe, friendly and reliable service to help you maintain your independence.
Service Description
Based in Tauranga since 2007, we have five vehicles in the Bay of Plenty. All our vehicles are adapted to make travelling easier for people with reduced mobility. For those in wheelchairs, we have ramps or hoists in four of our vehicles.

Our drivers hold a current P endorsement and first aid certificate and have been police vetted. Most also have backgrounds in caregiving or nursing so can readily assist clients if needed

We are NZTA licensed, hold a contract with the BOP DHB and are also a registered ACC provider. If you are entitled to subsidised transport services, ask your case manager for us by name.

We are available for appointments, social activities, outings, shopping and more. If possible, we try to provide the same driver each time you use us.

In addition to local trips, we can also take you further afield, for example to Auckland, Waikato or Rotorua hospitals or airports.

Our service is more than just driving. We will accompany you to your appointment if you wish and report back to family or carers; we can do your shopping and unpack it for you at home; we will run errands and generally provide whatever assistance is needed. Our drivers love to go the extra mile.

Monthly invoices sent to family if preferred, to relieve any financial stress

Bookings are essential please

Driving Miss Daisy BOP is not just a pick up and drop off taxi - we offer a superior service and provide the extra care our clients need if family cannot be there.

Let us get you there with care.

Contact Gerard on 027 607 7354 or 0800 363 000 for further information or to make a booking.
Updated: 25 Sep 2016
Suburbs/Districts/Towns Serviced
With vehicles based in Tauranga and Whakatane, we cover the coastal Bay of Plenty from Waihi to Opotiki and can take you wherever you need to go.
Updated: 25 Sep 2016
What our clients say about us

Driving Miss Daisy has been a huge help to my family. We have an elderly dad who uses a walker to get around.  When he is out for lengthy periods of time it is necessary for him to use a wheelchair.  As we are all working full time,  it’s hard to get dad to doctor/dentist/eye appointments. Driving Miss Daisy has taken all the worry out of that for us.  They take dad to, and look after/help him at, the appointments and then take him home again,  just as we would do.  If a wheelchair is required – they provide it as part of the service. Gerard has also taken dad out on occasions during the week simply for an outing to break up his otherwise homebound routine, sometimes enjoying a cup of coffee and scone together at a local cafe. This provides dad with some extra company and interest in the week; and relieves the concerns we have in not being able to do that ourselves.  An excellent,  warm and friendly service for sure.  

Driving Miss Daisy helps our Care Home transport residents to and from appointments and also provides an invaluable escorting service when it is needed. They are always punctual, friendly and efficient and their vehicles are well appointed, safe, colourful and cater for wheelchairs as well. They are a trusted part of our service for our residents and I can thoroughly recommend them.
Sandra,  Care Home 
Updated: 25 Sep 2016
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 25 Sep 2016