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Firefighters can speed up thousands of heart attack response times

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Aug
28

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London’s firefighters responding to medical emergencies, such as heart attacks, would speed up attendance to 4,294 patients per year, according to a new report.

The number of incidents attended by the Fire Brigade has dropped 44% to 102,090 in the last ten years to 2013, whilst the Ambulance has seen a 42% increase (to 1,090,277) in the number of emergencies it responds to.

In 2014/15, the London Ambulance Service responded to 15,049 “RED 1 emergency calls”, where the patient’s condition is immediately life threatening such as reports of cardiac arrest. However, due to pressures on the service, it could only reach 67% of emergencies within its eight minute target response time.

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Time Critical

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in CampaignsshareShare
Aug
28

Unions have won, Londoners have lost

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in OpinionshareShare
Aug
27

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The unions have won and Londoners have lost. The delay of the night tube is a clear sign that transport unions are a barrier to progress. Their limitless self-interest has blocked something Londoners were clearly in favour of and put a halt to economic growth.

£400m outer London tourism boost from cutting edge phone tech

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Aug
20

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A new report “Unknown London”, recommends employing cutting edge phone technology such as bluetooth beacons and QR codes to direct tourists to lesser known outer London attractions.

If “Visit London” (the body responsible for promoting tourism in the capital) employed the technology, it would help rebalance the flow of tourism cash. Currently, central and inner London take around £7.7bn whilst outer London attracts £4bn of tourism spend.

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Unknown London

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in CampaignsshareShare
Aug
20

Retired tube staff ‘insurance policy’ for London

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Aug
5

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Recently retired tube workers, such as drivers, signallers and station staff, could prop up the Underground during industrial action, according to GLA Conservative Richard Tracey.

Richard Tracey said:

“The unions are actively blocking the night tube which would benefit millions of people. It’s Londoners who will yet again suffer on their way to work, and businesses will be hit to the tune of £300m a day. It’s time to establish a pool of relief staff, much like London Fire Brigade’s current strike contingency. This means we’ll always have a core service even on strike days, and it could be run by retired staff like the fire brigade. It’s an insurance policy for Londoners and the Mayor needs to make it happen.”

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