Real-life stories from the London Ambulance Service based on Tom Reynold's award-winning blog, Random Acts of Reality.
ack of the motor (20stone is 127kilograms for those using 'new money').
I was asked by a friend what I thought of them, and having just finished my 'Familiarisation Course' (4hours of playing with the new toy) I must say I do like it. Not only is the engine more responsive when moving off, but the brakes also work that bit better than our old LDVs (Leyland Daf vans) and the interior is much more professional looking.
The only real problem I foresee is that the tail-lift needs around 4yards to unload the trolley and around London this means that we will have to park in the middle of the road, blocking off other traffic. So, if you do see one of us blocking your way, please realise that there is no way we can park the things and be sure of being able to load a patient on board as well.
These things also cost £105000 each and if we get the slightest scratch on them they have to be taken off the road and repaired (unlike the ones we have at the moment where they are beaten up until they