Scally wrote:Now, as for air ambulances, they dont actually save many lives per million pounds donated, not in a country like the UK where the average surface ambulance response time is only ten or fifteen minutes. How much is a life worth anyway: - I mean £1M can vaccinate a million kids in Africa and save thousands of lives, its a much better investment. Or are poor black kids lives worth that much less than white motorists? They dont exactly trumpet the fact either, why should they? I mean, flying turkeys don't vote for Christmas, do they?
Interesting post, was sure I had seen something somewhere about chief execs and air ambulances and then I came to this bit above..was following your drift there beforehand.
Going to be as blunt as you yourself so often are Scally. If it was your son who had an accident on a mountain top and couldn't be reached by ordinary ambulance therefore necessitating the need for an air ambulance, would you still be talking about investments and vaccinations in Africa? Would you be complaining about the wastage of money?
Bet you wouldn't be refusing their services or compaining about racism then. By the way..I don't quite understand what you are talking about with white motorists..are you trying to say that ambulances only attend white drivers, not black ones? Really? Have you got any evidence to show this? I for one would be very interested to see it.
Racism in any form is abhorrent to me so I very much look forward to your comments/proof.
PS. Signed. Have seen the work air ambulances do after witnessing some appalling accidents in my (very congested) part of South London.