Privatise the Ambulance Service

Privatise the Ambulance Service.

 

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No pension costs, sick pay, holiday pay, dreadful terms and conditions.

 

by MelindaIOMGov on May 09, 2017 at 04:05PM

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  • Posted by Yukiyama May 09, 2017 at 16:18

    Erm not sure about this one . . . as you lay on the floor with your life flashing before your eyes do you want . . .

    (a) well paid and highly trained ambulance professionals

    or

    (b) cheap as chips private fellas?
  • Posted by mike_c_b May 09, 2017 at 21:39

    Totally rubbish idea. So the private sector would not be expected to pay their highly trained paramedics properly? The cost would still fall on government, but it would attract a mark-up to line the pockets of the directors of the companies.

    I have nothing but praise for our ambulance service.
  • Posted by ninjadispenser May 12, 2017 at 01:48

    Our Ambulance people are the BEST and replacing them with the private sector is an appalling idea!
    Like most health care jobs,it is something more than the wages and terms and conditions that makes people want to do it,and it ain't the most glamorous of jobs I can assure you,but these folks are very special and frankly deserve better pay and recognition,not chopping up to save a couple of Bob.
    If God forbid I am ever in need of emergency care,I would feel better simply for seeing one of our wonderful Ambulance people heading towards me at a run.
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