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A row of ambulances in an ambulance station from the rear with crews getting kit ready

22 Jul 2021

How you can help us help you as we experience significant demand

In the summer months, demand on our Service has risen significantly – at times to 7,000 and even 8,000 999 calls in a 24 hour period. A usual ‘busy’ day will see our 999 control room teams take around 5,500 calls.

Our teams are working extremely hard, often in very challenging circumstances.

To help us reach patients who need us as quickly as we can, please only call 999 if it’s a serious medical emergency. For urgent medical help when it’s not an emergency, please go to NHS111 online first.

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Portrait shot of Daniel Elkeles

2 Jul 2021

London Ambulance Service appoints new Chief Executive

The Chair of the London Ambulance Service, Heather Lawrence OBE, has today announced the appointment of Daniel Elkeles as the Trust’s new Chief Executive. Daniel, who will join LAS on secondment on 16 August 2021, has significant experience in the NHS and healthcare, and is currently Chief Executive of Epsom and St Helier Hospitals NHS Trust, where he has served for nearly seven years.

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Ambulance parked on forecourt of Bounds Green ambulance station

30 Jun 2021

Closure of Bounds Green ambulance station

We are vacating Bounds Green Ambulance Station (Bounds Green Road, London, N22 8DE) in the London Borough of Haringey in North London as our lease of the property is due to come to end on 1 August 2021.

We would like to provide reassurance that despite this change, we will continue to provide high quality ambulance services and patient care across Haringey and the surrounding area.

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A group of medics in LAS uniform stood outside the door to 10 Downing Street

3 Jun 2021

Medics attend Downing Street event

On Wednesday nearly 30 of our medics attended a special event at 10 Downing Street which was organised to recognise the hard work of the London Ambulance Service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Compilation image of three new senior leadership appointees

14 May 2021

New appointments to senior leadership team announced

London Ambulance Service has today announced the appointment of two non-executive directors and an associate non-executive director to our trust board. Line De Decker joins us as an Associate Non-Executive Director while Dr Anne Rainsberry CBE and Bob Alexander join our board as non-executive directors

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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