LAS under pressure in hot weather


Due to the continued high temperatures the LAS are seeing a significant increase in demand across London. Incoming call demand is outstripping the available resources able to respond. Currently there is c250 patients waiting in the community awaiting a face to face assessment, without an available unit to attend these patients. All national ambulance response metrics are challenged. 

Where relevent, please take all reasonable steps to accept ambulance borne patients within the 15 min handover standard.