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7 Dec 2018

London Ambulance Service wins Ambulance Trust of the Year at Health Business Awards

London Ambulance Service has won the Ambulance Trust of the Year award as part of the Health Business Awards which recognise excellence in the provision of NHS facilities.

The Awards were presented on 6 December in London.

The award was specifically recognising our seven month Active Ageing pilot with the Royal Voluntary Service which ran in two London boroughs to reduce the number of falls.

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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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"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