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Alderney Ambulance staff to discuss offer from board on service's future

All eight voluntary crew members remain on strike after their chief officer was sacked last week. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Crews from Alderney's ambulance service will meet to discuss an offer from its board about its future, as the stalemate between the two parties continues.

All eight voluntary crew members remain on strike after their Chief Officer Mel Walden was sacked by the organisation's board last week.

The decision followed a review, which was critical of the running of the organisation. The proposals included a reduction in staff and that the service be reduced to only one ambulance for the island.

It is estimated that the strike has already cost the service £6,000 as three members of Guernsey Ambulance Service have been drafted in.

There are fears that if the charity was to go bankrupt, the States would have to step in and provide emergency funding.

Talks between the two parties have not yet found a resolution. States of Alderney President William Tate has offered to act as a mediator during negotiations.