Monday 13th October 2014 – 11.20am – Murray MacGregor.
The boss of West Midlands Ambulance Service is thanking staff for their efforts during this morning’s industrial action.
Anthony Marsh said: “I would like to thank you for maintaining a safe service for patients while demonstrating your views. Our staff work extremely hard in often very difficult circumstances and we have sympathy for their position.
“We appreciate taking strike action is a very difficult decision, however, by working to a list of exemptions, we have been able to provide a good service for the most seriously ill and injured patients.
“Action short of a strike will continue throughout the week and we would urge the public to only use the 999 service if it is absolutely necessary. Please consider dialling 111 in the first instance or use other services such as your GP, a pharmacy or a walk-in centre.”