Statement on the incident at Parsons Green

15 September 2017

Update at 2:00pm

Natasha Wills, Assistant Director of Operations at London Ambulance Service said:

“Following the incident at Parsons Green this morning, we can confirm that we treated a total of 19 patients – mostly for minor injuries – and took them to three London hospitals: St Mary’s, St Thomas’ and the Chelsea and Westminster.

“We sent a number of ambulance crews to the scene as well as our Hazardous Area Response Team and incident response officers. They were supported by a dedicated team in our incident control room.

“We arrived on scene in five minutes of the first 999 call and worked closely with our colleagues from the Metropolitan Police, British Transport Police and London Fire Brigade making sure patients received the medical help they needed as quickly as possible.

“As always, we would encourage anyone with urgent health care needs to call NHS111 in the first instance so we are available to respond to life threatening emergencies across the capital.”

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  • The Hazardous Area Response Team is a group of specially trained ambulance crews who provide life-saving medical care in hostile environments.

Update at 11:18am

Natasha Wills, Assistant Director of Operations at London Ambulance Service said:

“We can confirm we have taken 18 patients to hospital following the incident at Parsons Green underground station.

“We were called at 8:20am today, with the first ambulance crew arriving within five minutes.

“We have sent a number of resources to the scene including ambulance crews, officers and our Hazardous Area Response Team.

“We are working closely with our colleagues from the Metropolitan Police, British Transport Police and London Fire Brigade at the scene; ensuring patients receive the medical help they need as quickly as possible.

“As we are very busy dealing with this incident, we would ask the public to only call us in a genuine emergency.”

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Notes to editors:

  • Our Hazardous Area Response Team is a specialist team who have been trained to provide life-saving medical care in a range of situations including fires, incidents at height, in water and industrial accidents.
  • We have taken 18 patients to a number of London hospitals. None of these patients are thought to be in a serious or life-threatening condition.

 

Update at 8:58am

Natasha Wills, Assistant Director of Operations at London Ambulance Service said:

“We were called at 8:20am to reports of an incident at Parsons Green underground station.

“We have sent multiple resources to the scene including single responders in cars, ambulance crews, incident response officers and our hazardous area response team, with the first of our medics arriving in under five minutes.

“Our initial priority is to assess the level and nature of injuries. More information will follow when we have it.” 

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