18 Oct 2019
A teacher whose heart stopped and a bystander who helped medics to save her have joined the appeal for Londoners to ‘step in and be a lifesaver’.
Rachael Eckley suffered a cardiac arrest while meeting a friend for coffee. Judy Domoney, who was in the café at the time, gave chest compressions as medics worked to get Rachael breathing and restart her heart.
The pair were reunited at Coteford Junior School, Pinner, for a special assembly on Wednesday’s Restart a Heart Day organised by Deputy Head Rachael as part of a week of events at the school to promote first aid training and CPR classes.
On Restart a Heart Day, London Ambulance Service called on people to step in to save a life as figures published show less than half of Londoners would help a stranger in cardiac arrest.
18 Oct 2019
We’ve been recognised as the most improved NHS Trust in England for our speaking up culture in the Freedom to Speak Up Index 2019 awards.
Our FTSU Guardian, Katy said: “I’m really proud we have been presented this award. It’s not just a measure of FTSU, but reflects all the changes we’ve made to improve our response to concerns raised by our staff, managers, unions and previous guardians.”
Thanks to the work of that team, our FTSU culture had improved by an impressive 18%, the highest of any NHS Trust in the country.
16 Oct 2019
Figures released for World Restart a Heart Day show that just 49% of people in London would give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to a stranger.
11 Oct 2019
Our digital project which gives front line ambulance crews secure and remote access to patients’ health records for the first time in the NHS has won an award. We received […]
2 Oct 2019
On Monday 30 September, we joined our health partners in north eat London to embark on a ground-breaking event to reduce the number of people being taken unnecessarily to hospital by ambulance, while delivering better patient care and outcomes.
On the ‘Perfect Day’, just 48.9% of the 505 patients who needed assistance from 999 between the hours of 8:00am and 8:00pm needed to go to hospital, meaning that over 51% of patients were able to be treated at, or nearer to, home.
Lowering the number of patients being taken unnecessarily to hospital and treating more patients closer to home is better for patients, better for families and better for the NHS.