London ambulance crews face more 999 calls

Ambulance crews are facing more emergency call-outs in London than any other part of Britain.

Now the London Assembly is holding a public investigation to find out if the ambulance service is managing to cope and what risk it faces with proposed Government reforms.

The assembly’s Health & Public Services committee inquiry is looking into the increase in the number of 999 calls which has gone up by 28 per cent since 2004.

London Ambulance operations director Richard Webber is addressing the committee hearing at City Hall tomorrow (Thurs), along with London Ambulance Patients’ Forum vice-chair Malcolm Alexander and other leading NHS figures. The public session begins at 10am.