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Ambulances must have two crew, say Greens

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Ambulances must have a minimum of two crew as lives were being put at risk by ambulances going out with single crews, the Green Party says. The recent case where a relative of a sick Huntly baby had to drive the ambulance so help could be given to the infant showed how serious the situation was, Green health spokeswoman Sue Kedgley said.

The standard set that all ambulances must have a minimum of two crew was not being met, she said.

An independent operational review was needed to look at:


a legislative framework for the ambulance sector;

the effectiveness of operational service standards;

funding; and

working arrangements with other emergency services.

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