Author Archives: Emergency & Trauma

Motorcycle paramedics responding to emergencies in Croydon

Paramedics on motorcycles are responding to emergencies in Croydon to provide a better life-saving response to more patients. The motorcycle response unit, which started running out of Croydon ambulance station in June, is set to continue until April 2014 to … Continue reading

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It’s London Air Ambulance’s 25th birthday today. Help them buy a second helicopter

Today London Air Ambulance celebrates its 25th birthday. Since its formation, the advanced trauma team have attended most major accidents in the city and have treated over 30,000 critically injured patients. As a charity, they are heavily dependent on public … Continue reading

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Busy night for London’s St John Ambulance volunteers on New Year’s Eve

St John Ambulance staffed 13 treatment centres in London during New Year’s Eve. Teams of cycling first aiders from both St John Ambulance and the London Ambulance Service were used to reach casualties in the early evening, as the crowds … Continue reading

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Ambulance service exceptionally busy as London welcomes 2014

As thousands of revellers across the capital welcomed in the New Year, London Ambulance Service had an exceptionally busy night taking over 600 emergency calls an hour at its peak. Control room staff answered a total of 2,588 emergency calls … Continue reading

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Busy start to the New Year for London Air Ambulance

The 16 missions on January 1 (from midnight NYE) included 5 road traffic collisions and 1 shooting. Next week is London Air Ambulance’s 25th anniversary. If you’ve been helped by London Air Ambulance, have pictures or stories please email

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Emergency calls set to soar as London welcomes in 2014

London Ambulance Service is gearing up for its biggest night of the year when thousands of revellers descend on the city to welcome in the New Year. New Year’s Eve is expected to be an exceptionally busy night and the … Continue reading

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St George’s Hospital (Major Trauma Centre)

St George’s Hospital is the major trauma centre for south west London and Surrey trauma network covering a population of around 2.6 million. St George’s receives and treats approximately 120 patients every month as a a result of trauma. The … Continue reading

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Redesigned NHS emergency ambulance among top 3 most-voted innovations at WISH Qatar

The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design’s award-winning redesign of the emergency ambulance was among the top three most-voted for innovations on show at the World Innovation Summit on Healthcare (WISH), held in Qatar on 10-11 December 2013. WISH is a … Continue reading

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New edition of London Ambulance News available now

Ambulance News is London Ambulance Service’s quarterly newspaper providing you with news on what’s happening in your ambulance service. Download the latest edition: December 2013 – Ambulance News (PDF, 722KB) HERE

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A Christmas wish from London’s Air Ambulance

Each year we wish for the biggest Christmas tree, the brightest decorations…. What if your world turns upside down…..  

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