AN ambulance boss has offered reassurance that 'robust plans' are in place to ensure their emergency response vehicles are not affected by the current petrol crisis.

John McSorley, Strategic Commander for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, which covers North Yorkshire said they currently had enough fuel for their vehicles.

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But he said “additional measures” could be taken if shortages worsen and that a staff transport plan to enable them to get to work could be activated if the situation worsens.

Mr McSorley said: “We have robust business continuity plans in place to ensure we are able to respond to patients needing our assistance and can invoke additional measures should they be required.

He added: “We know that, like many others, some colleagues have found it difficult to obtain fuel for their own vehicles and we have a staff transport plan that can be activated should the situation escalate further.”

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