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The ambulance car damaged in World Cup celebrations

9 Jul 2018

We thank the public for their support after one of our vehicles was vandalised

The Chief Executive of London Ambulance Service has thanked the public for their support after one of the Service’s vehicles was vandalised during World Cup celebrations, and appealed for the public’s continued support by using the ambulance service wisely.

In a week when demand on the ambulance service is expected to remain very high – with the warm weather continuing and the World Cup semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday, Londoners are being urged to only call 999 in a genuine emergency and consider using alternative healthcare options.

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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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Thusha and her family with the medics who saved her at the NHS Heroes Awards

15 May 2018

Medics honoured for saving girl who was shot

Three London Ambulance Service medics have been honoured at a glittering award ceremony celebrating NHS Heroes. Paramedics James Lafferty and Caroline Appleby and emergency ambulance crew Sherridan Best won the Emergency Lifesavers Award for saving the life of Britain’s youngest gunshot victim.

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Ambulance car in the snow

28 Feb 2018

Ambulance crews treating more patients for falls in bad weather

Ambulance calls to people who have slipped, tripped or fallen are up over 10 per cent during the cold spell.

As temperatures have plummeted this week, London Ambulance Service has seen a 13 per cent* increase in calls relating to slips, trips and falls yesterday (27 February) compared to the week before. And Monday (26 February) saw an 11 per cent** increase from the previous week.

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Practice learning

23 Feb 2018

Young lifesavers visit ambulance HQ

Aspiring paramedics Ben Crawford and Scott Winzer have been treated to a tour of London Ambulance Service headquarters after helping two people who had collapsed. The 16-year-old cousins, who are […]

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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