Two London Ambulance Service medics were taken to hospital after an assault by a patient in Hayes this morning.
The crew were assaulted after being called to treat a person who was taken unwell.
Director of Operations Jason Killens said: “The patient suddenly became violent and attempted to attack a female member of staff. Her male colleague intervened and sustained injuries to his face, chest, arms and legs.”
He added: “I am absolutely appalled by yet another attack on one of my crews in the capital, who are only trying to help people in their time of need. This will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
“Medics are already under a great deal of pressure. It is completely unacceptable that they should also face the risk of assault when they go to assist members of the public.”
“There is at least one attack a day on ambulance crews in the city – which is completely unacceptable.
“On behalf of the Service, I wish the crew a speedy recovery.
“I would like to thank our colleagues in the Metropolitan Police in Hillingdon who responded quickly to this incident and for keeping our crew safe.
“We will now be working with them to help secure a prosecution.”
Notes to the editor
- There were 582 reported assaults on our staff and 749 cases of abuse in 2013.
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