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Yorkshire Ambulance Service staff head to Olympics

Swindon Advertiser: Members of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service who are heading to London to provide assistance at the Olympic Games Members of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service who are heading to London to provide assistance at the Olympic Games

FRONTLINE ambulance staff from our region will head to London on Monday to make up the 440-strong ambulance team providing emergency assistance at the Olympic Games.

The 28 members of staff are made up of paramedics, operations team members and support services and have all undergone training for the three weeks they will be on duty at venues such as the Velodrome, Aquatics Centre and Olympic Stadium.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service chief executive David Whiting, said: “The size of the challenge facing London Ambulance Service as the city puts on the ‘greatest show on earth’ shouldn’t be underestimated. We have been working with them for two years to prepare for the Olympics and are delighted that we can do our bit to support a safe and successful London Games.

“As far as day-to-day services across the Yorkshire and Humber region are concerned, it will very much be business as usual during the Games. We have planned very carefully to ensure there will be no impact on services here as a result of our staff supporting the Games in the capital.”

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11:59pm Sat 21 Jul 12

York1900 says...

The size of the challenge facing London Ambulance Service as the city puts on the ‘greatest show on earth’ shouldn’t be underestimated

But they can not do it with out the rest of the country putting in resources

I only hope they get well paid for it and not a G4S type pay deal for them where they lose money

I sat down the other day and worked out how much G4S would of made of of there contract if they had got all the 10400 staff for the games they would of made 200 million pounds profit after that staff wages and training

G4S chief executive Nick Buckles told the Home Affairs Select committee this week that his company were paying £9.50 per hour if the staff turn up every day required

The Chief Executive of G4S has said the company £284m contract to supply security staff to the London Olympics

20 days X 24 hours = 480 hours

cost of wages 480 hours X £9.50 X 10400 = £47424000

cost of training £265 X 10400 =£2756000

Total cost training and wages £47424000 + £2756000 = £50180000

total left £233820000
you could write off £333820000 for management and putting people up
The size of the challenge facing London Ambulance Service as the city puts on the ‘greatest show on earth’ shouldn’t be underestimated But they can not do it with out the rest of the country putting in resources I only hope they get well paid for it and not a G4S type pay deal for them where they lose money I sat down the other day and worked out how much G4S would of made of of there contract if they had got all the 10400 staff for the games they would of made 200 million pounds profit after that staff wages and training G4S chief executive Nick Buckles told the Home Affairs Select committee this week that his company were paying £9.50 per hour if the staff turn up every day required The Chief Executive of G4S has said the company £284m contract to supply security staff to the London Olympics 20 days X 24 hours = 480 hours cost of wages 480 hours X £9.50 X 10400 = £47424000 cost of training £265 X 10400 =£2756000 Total cost training and wages £47424000 + £2756000 = £50180000 total left £233820000 you could write off £333820000 for management and putting people up York1900
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12:02am Sun 22 Jul 12

York1900 says...

should of read

you could write off £33820000 for management and putting people up
should of read you could write off £33820000 for management and putting people up York1900
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1:59pm Sun 22 Jul 12

Sillybillies says...

The size of the challenge facing London Ambulance Service as the city puts on the ‘greatest show on earth’ shouldn’t be underestimated

But it isn't our problem, they are the LONDON Olympics or perhaps best called the LONDON gross embarrassment as things are turning out.
[quote]The size of the challenge facing London Ambulance Service as the city puts on the ‘greatest show on earth’ shouldn’t be underestimated [/quote] But it isn't our problem, they are the LONDON Olympics or perhaps best called the LONDON gross embarrassment as things are turning out. Sillybillies
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