£84-an-hour Paramedics – Another Shocking Waste By NHS

Private paramedics are being hired at a cost of up to £84 an hour to take the strain off under-resourced NHS ambulance services.

Unions say the crew get up to seven times more than health service workers.

East Midlands Ambulance Service spent £4.2million on private crews in 2013-14 .

Ambulance ImageDia Chakavarty of the Taxpayers’ Alliance said: “We simply cannot afford this sort of waste in the NHS.”

Planned strikes by Unison, the GMB and Unite over pay have been suspended after a breakthrough in talks.

As ever, money given to the NHS is wasted, because its infrastructure is and has been appallingly mismanaged and neglected”

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