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Tower Hamlets one of busiest borough’s for London’s Air Ambulance

PUBLISHED: 16:14 26 February 2016 | UPDATED: 16:19 26 February 2016

The London Air Ambulance has acquired a second helicopter				Photo: John Le Ray

The London Air Ambulance has acquired a second helicopter Photo: John Le Ray

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Tower Hamlets was one of the busiest borough’s for London’s Air Ambulance last year, new figures reveal.

In total, 87 patients were treated – topped only by Hackney’s 111, Lambeth’s 113 and Westminster’s 115.

The air ambulance charity has advanced trauma teams which are sent to help treat critically injured people across London.

It has today released figures showing 1,826 patients were treated across London in 2015, 601 of which were road crashes, along with 528 stabbings.

E14 and E1 also featured on the list of busiest postcodes for the ambulance with 30 and 29 patients.

Last month a much-campaigned for second helicopter became operational.

Graham Hodgkin, CEO of London’s Air Ambulance, said: “The charity is here to serve everyone in London. While our statistics show that we were busier in some areas of the capital than others, trauma can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Trauma doesn’t have a postcode and neither do we. By releasing these statistics we are hoping to raise awareness of that fact.”

With another helicopter to maintain and costs rising to £6million a year, the charity is calling for donations more than ever. They can be made at londonsairambulance.co.uk.

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