London Ambulance show begins second series

Service staff are back on the box in a second series of ‘London Ambulance’ on ITV1.

The fly-on-the-wall documentary follows staff in their daily work as they respond to 999 calls and treat patients.

The programme started on 14 August and will air every Thursday at 10.30pm on ITV1 (London) until 18 September.

London Ambulance tracks frontline ambulances and cars from Oval and Hillingdon ambulance complexes treating patients in the area. The series also features bicycle responders based in Waterloo, and staff responding to 999 calls and dispatching vehicles from the control centre.

Oval Ambulance Operations Manager Tracy Pidgeon said: “This is a great opportunity for people to see that the ambulance service is not just sirens and flashing lights. Patient care is very important to us, and there are some really good examples of staff’s excellent ‘bedside manner’ in the series.

“A director/cameraman accompanied staff for three months, and we worked hard to ensure that patients’ treatment and confidentiality was not compromised during the filming.”

Production company Screenchannel made the series. Producer Jacqueline Trisk said: “This is the second time we’ve worked with the ambulance service and again it’s been a real pleasure. The personalities of the staff and patients come across really well on camera.”

The first series, tracking the work of Islington ambulances, was aired last summer.

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