29 Jan 2020
The proportion of people surviving a cardiac arrest that happens outside of hospital has reached its highest level of 10.8 per cent – twice the rate it was a decade ago.
Figures published today by London Ambulance Service also show that when a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) was used by a bystander and at least one shock was delivered to patients, the survival rate was more than five times higher (57.1 per cent).
29 Jan 2020
A pastor was saved by quick-thinking members of his congregation when he went into cardiac arrest while praying.
Trevor Brown, 53, a pastor at church in Norbury, South London, was attending an early prayer meeting on September 9 last year when he collapsed.
20 Jan 2020
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced this weekend that some students, including those studying to become a paramedic, will receive a new £5,000 a year bursary.
London Ambulance Service has welcomed the new support – which is the first time paramedic students will benefit from additional NHS funding while at university, with students able to take advantage of the funding from September 2020.
10 Jan 2020
An Australian paramedic working for London Ambulance Service whose family have been directly affected by the bushfires raging across the country has thanked the support given to fellow Australian paramedics in London and to his compatriots back home.
6 Jan 2020
London Ambulance Service has begun raising funds for the Australian Red Cross to support the emergency services tackling the huge bushfires raging across the country.
When launching the appeal today (6 January), the Service paid tribute to the Australian firefighters and rescue teams working tirelessly to put out the fires and keep people safe.
3 Jan 2020
Following a CQC inspection of our services and leadership which took place in September 2019, the Service maintains the positive overall rating that was published in May 2018.