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Privatisation of West Midlands Ambulance Service. Staff 'in tears' with 80 jobs 'at risk' as private firm awarded patient contract

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GagaJo Tue 17-Dec-19 15:23:20

"Staff have been in tears since the announcement and are devastated that the decision may affect patient care and their livelihoods.”

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it lost out because it "refused to compromise on patient safety".

annep1 Tue 17-Dec-19 15:53:15

Does not sound good. A short google found this

GagaJo Tue 17-Dec-19 15:57:35


Grany Tue 17-Dec-19 16:10:33

Youssef El-Gingihy

You really couldn’t make it up....Boris Johnson’s NHS PLEDGE: I’ll make it law to protect health service despite funding & hosting thinktank recommending US companies run Nhs hospitals

Ilovecheese Tue 17-Dec-19 16:12:56

It doesn't take very long before the true colours start showing.

GagaJo Tue 17-Dec-19 16:13:46

Exactly. True Blue to the core. No principles. Liars.

Oopsminty Tue 17-Dec-19 16:15:31

This has been going on for quite a while

They have trouble recruiting along with other reasons.

But this isn't 'new' news

Not saying it's a good thing, either.

tanith Tue 17-Dec-19 16:37:59

As has been said this has been going on for at least 10 yrs. In London almost all the patient transport is now in the hands of private ambulance/taxi firms and not for the better just cheap.