It is feared that ambulances are spreading infection because they are not being cleaned properly.
The health union found that in some areas of the UK, ambulance workers are forced to give their vehicles a “quick mop out” because they don’t have dedicated cleaning staff.
Unison have called for cleanliness standards to be applied and monitored across trusts to improve standards.
Paramedics say they do not have the time to even check the vehicles, which are never deep cleaned.
On a more positive note London Ambulance Service have introduced on-site cleaners who work throughout the night to deep clean the fleet.