While you’re tucking into your Christmas feast medics across London will be out saving lives.
Paramedic Tony Hookings, based at Newham ambulance station will be working a 12 hour shift on Christmas day, treating patients for different illnesses and injuries.
He said: “The work we do doesn’t stop because it’s Christmas and our patients still need our help – it’s a normal busy working day for us.
“I’ve worked previously on Christmas day and the majority of incidents I’ve been called to are domestic related because everyone is at home. Incidents range from people taken unwell at home to people burning themselves whilst cooking the Christmas dinner.
“I’m also working Boxing day but finishing at 2pm so am looking forward to enjoying my Christmas dinner then.”
You can help the London Ambulance Service this Christmas by only calling 999 in a genuine emergency. For minor illnesses and injuries, consider other options such as dialling 111, or going to a pharmacist.
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