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Re: Air Ambulance petition

Post by bill_qaz » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:46 pm

But that is a prime example David, why do you need charity to build helipad at an NHS hospital :evil: No matter how well they are doing?

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Re: Air Ambulance petition

Post by DavidS » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:45 pm

Good question but the government obviously aren’t doing it.
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Re: Air Ambulance petition

Post by johnnyboxer » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:22 pm

bill_qaz wrote:
johnnyboxer wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:05 am
I will not sign it !!

As already said, Air Ambulances would prefer to stay independent and rely on charity

They don't want to be government funded.

Don't ruin what a great service we have

Think carefully before you sign

Look at the Government's administration of the NHS as a prime example
Can I ask which ones you received that opinion from, it would be good to know as Hugh is trying to ask them.
As with all petitions of course you should only sign if you agree, I imagine the lady who started the petition believes it's the right thing to do but each to their own.
Our TRF group has donated to both Yorkshire Air Ambulance and GNAA and we have club night talks from them
They both said the last thing they wanted would government funded with all the strings and red tape that entails
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Re: Air Ambulance petition

Post by daveuprite » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:15 pm

DavidS wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:45 pm
Good question but the government obviously aren’t doing it.
Self-fulfilling prophecy. The Treasury loves charities - replacing what it should be funding itself.

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Re: Air Ambulance petition

Post by DavidS » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:38 pm

See johnnyboxer’s post above.
I understand they don’t want to be government funded so why change a perfectly satisfactory situation into a potential financial and organisational mess?
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Re: Air Ambulance petition

Post by Asgard » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:24 pm

Interested to hear any response Hugh gets, though I appreciate those in the service may not want to air their opinions in public.

I can certainly understand a reluctance to depend on the Government for funding, yet would hope that if financial difficulties did arise they could be certain of receiving as comprehensive a bailout as the Wank... I mean Bankers did

....I wouldn't bet on it though
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Re: Air Ambulance petition

Post by Mike Horton » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:13 pm

Hugh wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:31 pm
Greetings,

I should like to know what the opinion is of those who organise the various air ambulance charities. To this end I carried out a quick internet search and found the following link. Would anybody mind if I wrote to them to ask their opinion and sought a possible quotable reply?

https://www.airambulancesuk.org

TTFN

Hugh.
Makes complete sense and get the response from the horses mouth!

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Re: Air Ambulance petition

Post by simonw » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:23 pm

bill_qaz wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:10 pm
Perhaps it's time for something inbetween as the air ambulances work alongside the ambulance service and other emergency services the goverment could provide funding contribution but allow them to keep the charitable status if they wish. [et al]

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