Seema Malhotra MP visited the London Ambulance Service in the week that they exited special measures.

Seema Malhotra MPs statement:

“Today, I visited the London ambulance service and Air Ambulance team in Waterloo and met many of the Incredible staff who provide the life-saving service we depend on. The London ambulance service employs over 5000 staff across 70 ambulance stations. They take around 5000 calls a day and work under incredibly high pressure.

“This week Ministers announced the good news that the London Ambulance Service had exited Special Measures for Quality. The Care Quality Commission highlighted that the improvements made by the leadership and staff of the trust were especially commendable given the major incidents the trust had responded to over the last year. Going forward we know there is much work to be done to continue improvements. Some of the innovations they are bringing in to integrate care and services I hope will make a real difference to local residents. But delays can remain an issue – I was impressed to hear some of the work going on to work more closely with hospitals and reduce the time spent waiting at A&E.

“The Service is keen to hear feedback from residents and I will continue to work with LAS on the challenges they face and the further support their amazing staff need.

“I would encourage anyone in Feltham and Heston with positive feedback or if they have had a negative experience to get in touch with the London Ambulance Service or with me and I can pass the feedback on. If anyone is interested working in the London Ambulance Service including the operations and call handling team, there are opportunities all year round and there are roadshows that can help you find out more.”

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