Chances are, that you probably have not seen the article that has done the rounds recently, regarding ‘nature-type’ people observing colonies of ants, which appear to have dedicated ‘paramedics’ amongst their legions. We s**t you not.
And it got us thinking:
Maybe the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, could send a delegation of £10,000-per day self-employed NHS consultants, to initiate comms with the Ants, in order to find out if they would be willing to render much needed assistance to their human cousins?
In the S__ts & Giggles WhatsApp Admin Group, one of our oppos recently shared some information in relation to the amount of 999 calls which were outstanding on a late turn shift; there were shed loads of them!
And it wasn’t even a saturday or friday night.
It was just a typical week day. But the amount of ‘red’ calls which were outstanding, because there were no emergency ambulances to send, made us think that there MUST be an alternative?
And then, as if by magic, the ‘Paramedic Ant’ story was sent into us.
Now, we know that Politicians and Senior Management within some Trusts, proactively try to hide the resourcing issue. How do we know? Because our medic oppos tell us. But nonetheless, the issue is still there – it cannot be hidden.
And considering that the vast amounts of cash being ‘saved’ by cutting our emergency services and armed forces appears to be being spent on renovating the Houses of Parliament, then we have taken it upon ourselves to try and come up with a “cheap” way of shoring up an under resourced life-saving service, as no-one in Government seems that bothered.
We will Tweet this ‘Article’ to Mr Hunt, and will keep our fingers crossed that ‘paramedic ants’ might, in the not-too-distant-future, help relieve the extreme pressures being faced by our medic oppos (we might have to call them ‘ambulance driver-ants’ as Mr Hunt seems to get ‘ambulance drivers’ confused with ‘medics’).
We have a feeling, that an ants daily rate of pay, will be extremely low.
Written by one of the many Admins of Emergency Services Humour, who is also a regular contributor in our fortnightly highly popular ‘subscribers eyes only’ digital magazine, that gets emailed straight to your inbox! CLICK HERE in order to subscribe!
Before you go...
We need your help. As former emergency services & armed forces personnel, we pride ourselves on bringing you important, fast-moving and breaking news stories which are free from the negative bias which is often directed at the emergency services by some sections of the mainstream media.
One of the reasons we started 'Emergency Services News' was because we became tired of reading badly informed stories about the emergency services which seemed only ever to highlight negative aspects of the job.
We want to be the unheard voice of the remarkable men and women who serve in the emergency services, NHS and armed forces. And with around 500k page views each month, we are getting there!
As income from ads, the mainstay source of income for most publishers, continues to decline; we need the help of our readers.
And remember, if you have a service, product or job vacancy that you would like to promote to our large readership, then you can buy advertising space in our articles.
You can support emergency services news from as little as £1. It only takes a minute. Every contribution, however big or small, is vital for our future.
Please help us to continue to highlight the life-saving work of the emergency services, NHS and armed forces by becoming a supporter.