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Emergency or Lunch?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Again, I apologise for the rag this is linked to, but it's the only place which did the story that I know of.

Ambulance Drivers in "having lunch" shocker

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Stupid, it should be upto the drivers.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    How accurate is the story?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I can see both sides of the argument tbh. I think its good that there are protected breaks, but on the other hand, I see what theyre saying about emergency services needing to be on call at all times.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    How accurate is the story?

    Its from the SUN...says it all really :yeees:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    How accurate is the story?

    Spot on. They are expected to have a break and won't get called out. Unless of course there is a major incident then it's all hands anyway for all of us.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I can see both sides of the argument tbh. I think its good that there are protected breaks, but on the other hand, I see what theyre saying about emergency services needing to be on call at all times.

    There is a simple answer to that, have enough ambulances around to do both.

    There is no reason why someone on a 12 hour shift shouldn't be having a break.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If the ambulance staff are that fussed they could always opt out of the EWTD.

    I suspect that if management tried to impose it Unison would have kittens.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I can see both sides of the argument tbh. I think its good that there are protected breaks, but on the other hand, I see what theyre saying about emergency services needing to be on call at all times.

    Exactly. The thing is they can't just carry on with their break when someone really needs an ambulance.
    There is no reason why someone on a 12 hour shift shouldn't be having a break.

    True, but don't they have a break (sort of) when there's no call outs or anything? (I'm, sure this is what my mum said to me - when she's not dealing with people, she'll have a cup of tea or something)
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