13:00hrs – Reports of an incident at Liverpool Street Station
We were called at 08.51 this morning (Thursday 7 July) to reports of an incident at Liverpool Street Station.
Since the original call, we have dispatched numerous London Ambulance Service resources to the following locations:
- Aldgate Underground Station
- Liverpool Street Station
- Kings Cross Underground Station
- Russell Square Underground Station
- Edgware Road Underground Station
- Tavistock Place
- Moorgate Underground Station
We can confirm we have not been called to an incident at Leicester Square.
Working with the other London emergency services, ambulance services from Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey and Essex, and voluntary agencies such as St John Ambulance and British Red Cross, we are doing all we can to get casualties to safety and ensure they get the medical help they need as quickly as possible.
Paramedics and doctors are currently treating casualties with injuries ranging from severe trauma injuries to minor cuts and bruises.
Patients with life-threatening or serious injuries are being stabilised at the scene before they are taken to hospital. Examples of treatment include crews giving oxygen, stemming bleeding, applying splints to support fractures, providing drugs and fluids through intravenous drips and assisting patients with their breathing.
Patients with minor injuries are being treated at the scene and taken to hospital by our patient transport service staff and voluntary aid agency ambulances if further treatment is needed
Due to current levels of demand, we will, until further notice, only be sending ambulances to patients across the capital with life-threatening illnesses or injuries. As an example, this is people who have difficulty in breathing or persistent chest pains; those who have stopped breathing; or who have received traumatic injuries. This will enable us to focus on treating the large numbers of casualties at the scene.
We would urge callers with minor injuries or illnesses to think about using other healthcare options, for example visit their local pharmacist or walk-in centre, or call NHS Direct for advice. If people need to go to hospital, they should use other modes of transport—call a taxi or get a lift with a friend or family member.
Those members of the public wishing to give blood should visit the National Blood Service’s website for more information.
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