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Cole-Hamilton: “Unfair and irresponsible” for paramedics to be given such long shifts

September 11, 2018 6:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting on reports that ambulance personnel have been working lengthy shifts of up to 36 hours, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

"It's wildly unfair and irresponsible to force paramedics to cover such lengthy shifts.

"It's a wonder people can stay awake 36 hours let alone deal with emergency call outs.

"This isn't healthy for staff or safe for patients. The Health Secretary must urgently set out how the service will be made safe and sustainable."