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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Loss of another Much Loved Member Of LAS UNISON

On Wednesday 16th December 2020 we lost another Romford and North East legend, Emergency Medical Technician and UNISON Member ‘Robbie Muir’ after a short illness in hospital. Robbie joined the London Ambulance Service 25 years ago and spent all of his career on the Romford Complex. Robbie was a much loved member of Staff at […]

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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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Grave concerns over PPE Guidance

Dear Khadir, I am again writing on behalf of LAS UNISON Branch with regards to the grave concerns our Branch Committee and members now have over the PPE guidance and supply for all patient treatment. Over the past three weeks we have repeatedly requested evidence to support the specific PPE guidance that our members are […]

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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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