Armed Forces re-deploy to support Welsh Ambulance Service this autumn

110 Defence personnel will deploy to support the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust (WAST) from 14th October, working as non-emergency drivers. The task is expected to last until the end of November.

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Yokel

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Does MOD collate statistics of all the times that service personnel are asked to perform things like this, and the numbers of people involved, along with things like EOD incidents, using warships to aid narcotics interdictions, or tasking aircraft to map floods or to help search for missing people?
 
Does MOD collate statistics of all the times that service personnel are asked to perform things like this, and the numbers of people involved, along with things like EOD incidents, using warships to aid narcotics interdictions, or tasking aircraft to map floods or to help search for missing people?

You don't half come out with some bone questions! Have a bone answer.

No. Of course not. I mean, why would the MOD want to account for the cost of MACA tasks, or account for the numbers of EOD callouts? It's all government money, so what does it matter if the MOD spends a few percent of its budget on something of benefit to another department? It's not as if the MOD is required to bill other departments, or anything:


EOD doesn't cost very much, the blokes only do a 3 week course, and the equipment amounts to a van, a wheelbarrow and a pair of snips. Maybe a blow-up boat for the RN EOD lads. No point keeping tabs on that, it'd cost more to audit them than you'd be saving. Said nobody, ever.
 

Yokel

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As you probably knew, I meant is there an easy to access record of this information for aiding public understanding of MACA/MAGD/etc and defence capabilities are connected to national resilience.
 
“Winter is our busiest time, and having military colleagues on board once more will bolster our capacity and put us in the best possible position to provide a safe service to the people of Wales.” -

Chief Executive of the Welsh Ambulance Service Jason Killens

Is Mr Killens aware that the MACA support is scheduled to end at the end of November, so will end before "the busiest time" starts?
 

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