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They’re ‘avin a larff

Alan Murray’s revamping of the Welsh Ambulance Service is off to a terrific start: Ambulances face one day a week closure.

“The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust (WAS) had made proposals to close every ambulance station in Powys for one day a week in order to combat the escalating problem of paramedic rotas.”

“An anonymous caller had informed the County Times that due to ambulance staff having to work 42-hour weeks rather than the recommended 37½ hours – their deficit hours were being paid at time-and-a-half rate – closing Powys’ ambulance stations for one day a week had been discussed as a viable alternative. Proposals included shutting Welshpool’s station on Mondays, Newtown and Llandrindod Wells on Sundays and Llanfyllin on a Wednesday,” they said. Our source even hinted that stations at Llanfyllin and Llanidloes could close permanently.

Next week we’ll be seeing oxygen rationing every other day, no trauma calls if it’s raining and they’ll only offering a materni-taxi service if it’s your 10th baby.

Photo from dudge_dread.

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