Londoners should exercise ‘common sense’ when dialling 999, says UNISON

London ambulance workers are concerned the service faces breaking point amid increasing 999 calls and numbers of staff hit by ​Covid, says UNISON today (​Friday). The London Ambulance Service (LAS) is now urging the public to ring 999 only for life-threatening emergencies, says UNISON, which represents paramedics and call handlers. The numbers ​of people dialling for help have reached 8,000 during a 24-hour period, compared with 5,500 normally. Hundreds […]

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PPE UPDATE

In response to the continued issues raised from our members, LAS UNISON Branch have worked with our management in the last few days to secure the following agreed guidance to our members that provides a more appropriate level of PPE for the risks we encounter. We advise our members that, when faced with patient and […]

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PPE Request

Following on from our previous letter regarding appropriate PPE, Eddie Brand, LAS UNISON Branch Secretary has written a further e-mail regarding the suitability of the PPE ambulance crews are expected to use. Good morning all, Thank you for your reply Chris. Whilst we realise we stated that we would like to see Staff at least wearing aprons, surgical masks and gloves. […]

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Thank you from LAS UNISON

Dear Member, We are in a time of National Emergency, a time that has not been seen in our lifetime. Once again our public service workers are on the frontline fighting to keep our communities and our country safe and well. Fighting, against the odds, to keep services running. LAS UNISON is working hard to […]

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