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8 Jan 2019

London Ambulance Service’s Pauline Cranmer awarded Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal

London Ambulance Service’s Pauline Cranmer has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal.

Pauline, Head of Emergency Services Care, received the honour for distinguished service.

Heather Lawrence, London Ambulance Service Chairman, said: “We are delighted for Pauline – this award recognises the exceptional devotion to duty she has shown for the 24 years she has worked for us. We are proud of her.

“Pauline listens to people and empowers them to do their best and as such is seen as an inspirational leader by staff.” 

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21 Dec 2018

Daughter following in parents’ life-saving footsteps after helping save teen crash victim

A teenager from Coulsdon is following in her parents’ footsteps to become a life-saver, after being inspired by her Mum and Dad’s actions in saving a teen crash victim’s life.

Amelia Wilkie, 19, is training to be an Emergency Ambulance Crew with London Ambulance Service.

Amelia was inspired to emulate her parents after she came across a serious road traffic collision outside the family home.

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A defibrillator

29 Nov 2018

You’re all heart: Londoners helping to save lives

Two thirds of people in cardiac arrest in London were given CPR by a passer-by or a relative last year.

An audit by London Ambulance Service has found that members of the public gave life-saving cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to nearly 2,500 people in the capital.

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11 Sep 2018

London Ambulance Service nominated as Trust of the Year

London Ambulance Service has been shortlisted as NHS Trust of the Year in prestigious health awards.

It is the only ambulance trust in the country to be nominated in this category of the Health Service Journal awards – despite more entries being submitted than ever before.

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4 Jul 2018

The Service celebrates seventy years of the NHS – and looks to the future

The NHS was established 70 years ago on 5 July 2018. London Ambulance Service became an NHS Trust in April 1996, having been established to our current formation in 1965 with the merger of nine existing services.

Here we share some stories of people who have worked in our team in the decades since 1948 and some historic photographs of vehicles, stations and uniforms throughout the years.

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