A taxi driver stabbed while on the job in Bunbury was offered a taxi voucher to his home address 2km away when told he would not be able to be taken via ambulance to surgery in Perth. Yadwinder Singh Gill said he was robbed and stabbed while driving on Saturday, November 4, leaving him with several stitches in his head and a stab wound to his arm. Mr Gill required transport to Fiona Stanley Hospital after Bunbury Hospital deemed he would need a non-urgent plastic surgery in Perth after complaining of a sore arm and numbness in his fingers. In a previous statement from the Bunbury Regional Hospital and WA Country Health Services, it was explained that BRH did everything they could to help Mr Gill with his injuries, but did not have the means to provide him with ambulance transport to Perth as the surgery needed on his arm was not life-threatening. Standard procedure in instances like this are offerings of PATS support, a carer or taxi vouchers. Mr Gill said the taxi voucher given to him was registered for his home address in Carey Park 2km away. The estimated fare for the trip is just over $10. “They gave me a taxi voucher to get home, and I asked for a voucher to Perth but they refused that,” he said. When asked for response to these new allegations that BRH would not offer any support for Perth travel, a spokesperson from WACHS reiterated that Mr Gill did not require ambulance transport to Perth for surgery. Mr Gill said he hopes raising his concerns over the issues might lead to more funding being allocated to regional health campuses, particularly in ambulance support. “I can understand the hospital staff are working under the pump, they just don’t have enough support,” he said. Mr Gill is now recovering from surgery at home and is spending time with his family.