No con­sul­ta­tion again

Air am­bu­lance ten­der crit­i­cized

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will tell.”

Health min­is­ter Jerome Kennedy de­clined to speak with the Pen about the ten­der, the com­mu­ni­ca­tions depart­ment say­ing that a press re­lease would be is­sued when the ten­der was awarded. That process usu­ally takes a few weeks.

Mean­while, Mr. Ho­gan says his mem­bers are ask­ing why a ten­der was even opened.

“ Why? That’s the ques­tion the pi­lots, co-pi­lots and ground crews are all ask­ing. Ev­ery­thing’s work­ing fine for them in terms of the air­craft. From their point of view what’s the fu­ture hold if the govern­ment is go­ing to buy up pri­vate air am­bu­lances? At this point in time it’s a scary place where they’re sit­ting.”

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