There is a report on Sky News today saying that the Ambulance services need to spend huge amounts of money on vehicles and gear to lift people who in this day and age are much heavier than 10 years ago. I smiled and thought intially "what a load of tosh", this is a ploy to get more money at a time of cutbacks. Nice try though! Then they brought this 31 stone woman onto the box who was saying how much pain and suffering she had to go through when on an ambulance and it was so unfair on her because obesity is an addiction that she is afflicted with and that's not her fault. I'm sorry but personally speaking as someone in later middle age who is overweight, somewhere consistantly around the 17 stone mark, and concious of the fact that I'm not really doing myself any favours and definately could set myself up for some real problems if I allowed myself to get any heavier, surely you would notice 31 stone piling on and think to yourself, these trousers are getting a bit tight, I'd better lose some weight? Any thought's gentlemen on some good advice for the Ambulance Services and those larger user's who are unfortunately afflicted with obesity?