London Ambulance Service issues
LAS is facing an outflow of paramedics eg to the 111 telephone service. Chief Executive Ann Radmore said ”Every year demand increases and now, in addition to this, there is a shortage of paramedics in the UK, which is making it difficult for us to recruit”.
LAS is leading a campaign to get 1,000 extra defibrillators in London. Where there is a defibrillator in a public place and someone trained to use it, the chance of survival can increase from 28% to 80%.