Have another cup of tea.
Meal breaks for ambulance crews are still hitting the news, and the blogsphere:
I posted about the meal break fiasco the other day. Tom Reynolds has, as always, posted an excellent article about the whole mess in London, while NeeNaw gives us his view of this nightmare from a dispatcher’s point of view in Tea Breaks Again. The popular press have been up in arms about the situation, led by last week’s edition of the Sunday Express.
Despite all the articles about this contentious issue I was, however, puzzled by one thing – Why didn’t this story get everyone steamed up last year?
Pc Joe Carroll, 46, died from head injuries on 13 April when his patrol car left the A69 in Northumberland. An ambulance from nearby Hexham was not dispatched because the crew were on a meal break. A crew was sent from Prudhoe – 13 miles away.