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20 Apr 2021

We pay tribute to volunteer responders on Volunteer Recognition Day

Volunteers play a vital role in our Service – and their contribution has never been as valuable as it has been in the past year as we faced the challenge of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, on Volunteer Recognition Day, we pay tribute to all our volunteer responders for giving their time to being here for Londoners in need.

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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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"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