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13 Mar 2019

Bereaved mum wins 999 control room award

A MOTHER whose teenage son was stabbed to death has won an award for her bravery in taking a stand against knife crime.

Amanda Cassidy has made a film for London Ambulance Service urging youngsters to stop carrying knives.

The 54-year-old started working as a 999 call handler for the service after her eldest son Greg was killed.

She said: “After that I needed something more from my life. I needed to do something to make a difference; and the job we do – we save people’s lives.”

When Amanda started in the call centre 15 years ago, calls to stabbings were scarce. Now she says they are a daily occurrence.

London Ambulance Service’s public education team is showing the film in schools to try to persuade children not to carry knives.

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12 Mar 2019

Crewmates reach 28 year milestone

DURING 28 years as crewmates two ambulance staff have saved dozens of lives, delivered more than 40 babies and survived several animal attacks.

Steve Redburn from Sidcup and Tony West from Croydon joined London Ambulance Service in 1986 and 1987 respectively before becoming crewmates in 1990. 

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20 Feb 2019

Child saves mum’s life by calling 999

A CHILD dialled 999 to get an ambulance after seeing her mum abandon an emergency call because she was too ill to ask for help.

Keisha Moore, 44, tried to phone London Ambulance Service after collapsing at home in pain but was unable to breathe – let alone talk.

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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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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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"As soon as I got home from hospital I wanted to meet the ambulance men that saved my life, and say 'thank you'. I've always been very independent, and with their help i'm alive and looking after myself again."

Veronica Woolcock - Cardiac arrest patient