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Ambulance Service

Volume 893: debated on Tuesday 17 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she has studied the Press statement issued after a meeting at Montagu Hospital, Mexborough, on Thursday 29th May between the Trent Regional Health Authority and ambulance personnel; and if she will now make a statement on the failure of the National Health Service to operate a cardiac ambulance service in the Sheffield-Rotherham area, although this equipment has been donated by private subscription for some 18 months.

Both my Department and the Trent Regional Health Authority have agreed to the use of this equipment and the Trent Regional Health Authority has been notified of the interim arrangements, agreed by the Ambulancemen's Whitley Council, for the remuneration of ambulancemen undertaking this work. The ambulancemen locally, however, have not found these arrangements acceptable.