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rans6andrew
30th Dec 2014, 16:52
Apparently, to take one ebola sufferer from a Glasgow hospital to Glasgow airport, it took no less than six Police vehicles, two Ambulances and untold crew/staff. All at around 3am.

Ambulances usually have their own blues and twos and navigation capabilities, so why so many Police vehicles? It must have been a quiet night for crime.

Rans6............

Fareastdriver
30th Dec 2014, 16:59
Did it have to go through the Gorbals?

G-CPTN
30th Dec 2014, 17:04
They don't want anyone stealing a case of Ebola.

Once it got onto the black market there would be no stopping it . . .

tony draper
30th Dec 2014, 17:09
Probably there to keep the TV News camera teams stopping the convoy and demanding to have one of their feckwits interview the casualty.
:rolleyes:

wings folded
30th Dec 2014, 17:24
how many policemen does it take?

But they were not changing a light bulb, were they?

Fox3WheresMyBanana
30th Dec 2014, 17:34
But what else would they be doing?
It's not as if Glasgow has any crime, or taxpayers haven't got money to burn.

goldfrog
30th Dec 2014, 17:35
And if they had just the ambulance "How dare they risk everyone by not policing the transfer correctly?" Guess it's hard to win this one.

N707ZS
30th Dec 2014, 17:49
Sounds like those that come back should be placed in quarantine for a few weeks just to make sure Ebola isn't spread around.

Krystal n chips
30th Dec 2014, 18:19
Just a touch sensationalist are we not ?.......on a par with the Mail in fact.

As the lady concerned was transferred to London c/o Albert Airlines....unless the BBC used their special effects dept. to create this illusion for the news piece of course, and then from, presumably either Northolt or LHR to the hospital, it would make logical sense to ensure the ambulances had a police escort....which again, is hardly unique.

Still, the JB outrage bus was clearly sitting in the garage doing nothing, until.....dah ! dah ! .

Capetonian
30th Dec 2014, 18:36
Her name would go down well in South Africa.

tony draper
30th Dec 2014, 18:52
Just listened to a bloke on the news who came back at the same time according to him the precautions taken across there are a complete farce.
I would think a sensible thing to do is have anyone dealing with Ebola patients who finish their trick spend a months holiday recovering in a nice hotel in country well away from the disease before they are allowed to fly home.

pigboat
30th Dec 2014, 19:26
I would think a sensible thing to do is have anyone dealing with Ebola patients who finish their trick spend a months holiday recovering in a nice hotel in country well away from the disease before they are allowed to fly home.
Too logical.

Seldomfitforpurpose
30th Dec 2014, 19:27
Just a touch sensationalist are we not ?.......on a par with the Mail in fact.

As the lady concerned was transferred to London c/o Albert Airlines....unless the BBC used their special effects dept. to create this illusion for the news piece of course, and then from, presumably either Northolt or LHR to the hospital, it would make logical sense to ensure the ambulances had a police escort....which again, is hardly unique.

Still, the JB outrage bus was clearly sitting in the garage doing nothing, until.....dah ! dah ! .


Bloody hell, as the year draws to a close I find myself in 100% agreement with KnC, who would of thunk that :ok:

Loose rivets
31st Dec 2014, 02:22
It pales in comparison to the cost of the aircraft, but it's a good indication of how seriously they are protecting US! Hard to catch? She got it with training and hazmat. It ain't that hard.



I would think a sensible thing to do is have anyone dealing with Ebola patients who finish their trick spend a months holiday recovering in a nice hotel in country well away from the disease before they are allowed to fly home.


Too logical

Or doctors are too valuable - especially this dedicated, and I think, brave team.

Stanwell
31st Dec 2014, 04:25
Umm, am I missing something here?
"She got it with training and hazmat."

For the unenlightened, such as me, please do go on.
(And I do know something about training and hazmat.)