The Health Secretary has told Sky News that despite looming strikes by ambulance strikes, “life-threatening conditions” will be dealt with.
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Going on strike are they? How will we be able to tell the difference from when they're NOT on strike?
It seems that the onus is being placed on the largely medically unqualified public as to what does and what does not constitute a life-threatening situation.
Wait, heart attacks and strokes aren't life threatening?
More nonsense & Lies from Torys & on one of the Tory propaganda machines SKY
Ambulance staff, nurses etc, are getting a bigger pay rise than most staffs working in private companies. I’m not getting any pay rise this year, neither are the other 14,000 staff in my company. Which is in effect a pay cut. If I’m not happy with my T&Cs I get a different job. I don’t hold the whole country to ransom and make other people suffer.
If my Mum were to die as a result of these strikes, blame lies entirely with those holding the purse strings tight, and that's who I'd be going after. Pay NHS workers properly. Make the job attractive again. Staffing issues will resolve if people can thrive and not just barely subsist while losing their minds in those jobs.
Sad to say this but they want people to die.
Like they were in the lockdown, very comforting.. not
Recent news about 24 hour waits for an ambulance
Ambulance field has been taken back vua HMS in full around the globe connected to all hospitals as they are to under HMS. To prevent any strike action
Effective immediately and back dated 12 months ago.
AFFA angels never die nffn HMS council
£37,000 a year pay is not enough for them?
Uk is finished.
na this country has become so entitled its ridiculous, trade unions should be made illegal. Get me out england asap!!! I HATE THE NHS DISMANTLE IT ASAP! GO PRIVATE!!!
Then its not a strike is it. They should go on total strike!
We shouldn’t be in this situation in the first place
They CAN'T deal with them when they're NOT on strike!
Too important to strike, not important enough for a pay rise, make your minds up
I say good luck to them. These people were the ones that helped when the covid outbreak they stood bi the people and saved their lives they deserve a pay rise. They put their lives own lives at risk avery day .
Does this strike mean that instead of 8 hours to repond to a heart attack victim( who sadly died) only a mile from the hospital it will now take 16 hours ?.
Unbelievable Angels are striking because Naive British believe that Ukraine can win! The British men and women who have given their lives to fight Nazism must turn in their graves, because it’s this government who is responsible for conditions with Europe is facing! Where is the peace? Well done to India!
How can they possibly assess a life threatening condition if they are not there?
Can they sign an agreement for emergency department staffs to not engage of this kind of activities because it will threatened patients's life.
Nothing new. The Stop Oil are threatening lives on an everyday basis and get away with it.
Your government is allowing this to happen wake up
How and who desides who is critical ill
Where's my partial refund of my taxes paying for this shambolic, money wasting excuse of a health service. Why can poorer countries like Spain provide a good health service run by each autonomous community but the UK can't?
Saving lives is no longer a priority
So ambulance drivers will be acting as God as to who gets treatment and who doesn't. As for nurses, they do a good job. However this 'needing food banks' crap is propaganda. Their average pay is £38kp.a. it's above the national average, far above what many of us manage on. If they need food banks so do more than half the population.
NHS workers deserve good money but not at the cost of human life. If they are rhat bad off get another job.
What's the difference they aint been in work for last 2 years anyway makes know difference I wouldn't pay them a penny
Hasn’t there been a huge amount of money given to Poland and Ukraine…?
Life threatening conditions aren’t being met now, so how will they be met in the middle of a strike?
Nurses are well paid Just look at their starting salary
“Unions in the pocket of government “ as corporate governments want to control every aspect . Crashing the NHS, rail. And locking down the country.
He is not telling the truth. A&E had people on trollies in corridors waiting for hours to see a Doctor BEFORE the Pandemic.
Everyone in the ambulance service gets 4% pay rise per annum for next 5 years regardless of inflation (help to repair the damage of the last decade);
ECAs immediately to Band 4:
Reintroduce Technicians at Band 5;
Paramedics at Band 6;
Paramedics with extra skills to Band 7;
Paramedics get an annual development and training budget;
All staff get paid time to attend college and up-skill;
Everyone enters as an ECA for two years, then two years as a Tech, then onto the Paramedic degree course (free to student) at Band 6 as can already work independently as a Tech.
Presumption is that everyone will complete the whole process unless the individual decides to delay their progress.
This would put more money in the hands of the lowest paid; reduce the loss of newly qualified paramedics; and encourage experienced staff to stay. The guaranteed degree progression would aid recruitment. Universities could plan capacity 2-4 years in advance.
This would probably cost less than an in-line with inflation pay rise but crucially help with morale, recruitment and retention.
He's a c*nt
It's funny how pay is selective enough to pay for MP salaries AND bonuses, but asking for enough as an nhs worker to eat and pay my bills is too much to ask.
the loss of life will be on the governments hands and nobody else's
Imagine if a tyrannical and fascist government were to appear and try and remove people's right to strike or protest.
If they have to bring in the military to cover for those ambulance crews striking, why not use or employ the military or trained specialist drivers during the busy periods which would enable to free up crews who have to stay with the patient at the hospital until they are handed over to the doctor/nurses? Free up staff so more seriously ill patients are not waiting hours to be seen?
i am so angry i could scream. i have a heart condition and i am terrified that i will need medical attention during these strikes, but not be able to get it. this country has turned into a backwater and it's shameful. workers these days are deluded. they want to live like the kardashians. no morals. nothing. just me, me, me. disgusting. i have worked so many minimum wage jobs and i've never complained or gone on strike
Traitors they are!should all be sacked never employ them in civil service again they are causing hundreds of deaths