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14 Apr 2021

A message from the Chief Executive – 14 April

It is with great sadness that we announce that Susanna Naula, an Emergency Ambulance Crew from Greenwich complex, has passed away.

Susanna died on Sunday 4 April, aged 43 years old, after a long illness.

Susanna, previously known as Susanna Taylor, joined the Service in 2009 in the role of A&E Support operating out of Greenwich ambulance station., where she remained throughout her career, qualifying as a trainee Emergency Ambulance Crew in 2014.

Susanna was a private person but was a much valued and supportive member of the Greenwich team.

Our thoughts are with Susanna’s son Kayne, her stepfather Trevor, her aunts, uncles and cousins and all her colleagues at this difficult time.

-Garrett Emmerson, Chief Executive, London Ambulance Service

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9 Apr 2021

A message of tribute to His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

“On behalf of the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, we are deeply saddened to hear that His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has passed away.

“Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this difficult time.

“We would like to pay tribute to His Royal Highness’s life-long commitment to public service as the longest-serving consort in history. His loss will be felt throughout the country and across the world.”

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Uniformed LAS staff in front of ambulances observing the minute silence

23 Mar 2021

Service supports National Day of Reflection

London Ambulance Service joined a national minute’s silence today to remember those who died during the pandemic and show support for the bereaved.

Staff and volunteers remembered colleagues lost to COVID-19, as well as those who died across the NHS, the UK and the world, as part of a national day of reflection.

Today’s event, spearheaded by end-of-life charity Marie Curie, falls on the anniversary of the UK going into the first national lockdown.

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A close up showing Gary's body worn camera attached to his uniform

23 Feb 2021

Trial sees ambulance crews given body-worn cameras

The new kit is being rolled out as part of a trial from today (22 February), starting in areas where our staff and volunteers are considered to be most at risk, based on previous incidents. Medics can press a button to start recording if patients or members of the public become aggressive or abusive.

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8 Jan 2021

Keeping safe and well in the colder weather

With temperatures in the capital becoming colder we are asking Londoners to take additional care during this challenging time so they can stay safe and well.

A drop in temperatures can affect your health and can be especially dangerous for older people, young children and those with underlying health conditions.

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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