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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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Member of staff in a response car

15 Dec 2017

Extra ambulance crews on duty as Service braces itself for ‘mad Friday’

Ambulance crews and control room staff are expecting to respond to 43 per cent more alcohol related incidents this Friday (15 December) on what is expected to be one of the busiest party nights of the year.

While office staff finish work early and head out for Christmas celebrations – extra ambulance crews and control room staff will be signing on for duty to manage the expected surge in demand.

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Staff celebrate over 1,300 years of looking after London

29 Nov 2017

Over 1,300 years serving London

Ambulance crews, control room and support staff were recognised on Thursday 23 November at a special ceremony to celebrate more than 1,300 years’ of caring for 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