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29 Mar 2019

Chair Heather Lawrence OBE reappointed

Heather Lawrence OBE has been reappointed as Chair of the London Ambulance Service for another term. The appointment was confirmed by NHS Improvement who are responsible for appointing and supporting NHS trust chairs using powers delegated by the Secretary of State. Chief Executive Garrett Emmerson said: “Heather has played a key role in transforming the Trust since she joined as Chair in 2016, leading its efforts to improve services as well as developing a pioneering strategy to ensure that by 2023 we are the primary integrator of healthcare services in London. “The significant contribution Heather has made to the Trust […]

Like mother, like daughter: Medic Mum’s pride as daughter follows in her life-saving footsteps

A Coulsdon mum has spoken of her pride this Mother’s Day that her daughter is set to become a lifesaver in the ambulance service.

Amelia Wilkie, 19, will complete her training to be a medic with London Ambulance Service this Friday (29 March), exactly 30 years after her mother, Tina, joined the Service.

Amelia, who will be based at Croydon ambulance station, was inspired to follow her parents into the profession after watching them help a victim of a serious road traffic collision outside their home in 2017. She quickly alerted her parents Graeme and Tina – who were off-duty – and sprang into action to help the injured teenager.

12 Mar 2019

Crewmates reach 28 year milestone

DURING 28 years as crewmates two ambulance staff have saved dozens of lives, delivered more than 40 babies and survived several animal attacks.

Steve Redburn from Sidcup and Tony West from Croydon joined London Ambulance Service in 1986 and 1987 respectively before becoming crewmates in 1990. 

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70 years of the NHS

We join in the NHS70 celebrations and look at some of the people, events and changes that have shaped the organisation we are today.

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