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Yorkshire Ambulance Strike


12:26pm 2nd February 2014

Yorkshire Ambulance staff will strike again tomorrow in a row over long shift patterns.

Union Unite say paramedics working more than 10 hours without a meal break is too much for workers.

Members of the union voted overwhelmingly for a 24-hour strike which started after midnight on Saturday February 1st.

The Chief Executive of Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, David Whiting has condemned the latest actions to strike as 'reckless' and 'neglectful' of patient care.

Mr Whiting said: "I would like to reiterate that I remain deeply concerned over this type of action, which I know is of concern to all of our A&E staff, and will place many of them in a very difficult position. Throughout the period of the strike we will continue to make every effort to get to patients as quickly as possible, whilst maintaining high standards of patient care." 

The Trust is reminding the public to use the service wisely and asks people to only call 999 for an ambulance in an emergency.

The strike will take place tomorrow between 3pm and 7pm.

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