– Just 73 of 10,000 cardiac arrest victims were treated with public access defibrillators in 2014/15, report shows.
London’s phone boxes should house life-saving defibrillators to dramatically increase cardiac arrest survival rates on the capital’s streets, a new report backed by heart charities suggests.
Data from the London Ambulance Service showed 10,211 people suffered a cardiac arrest in London in 2014/15.
Statistics show defibrillators give a 76 per cent chance of restoring a patient’s heartbeat and double their chances of survival from 27 to 58 per cent.
In compiling his report, ‘Never Miss a Beat – Improving London’s Response to Cardiac Arrests’, Shaun Bailey AM found that of the 10,211 people who suffered a cardiac arrest last year, just 73 were treated with a public access defibrillator.
· 4 frontline ambulance workers attacked, threatened, and spat on every day
· Physical assaults on crews up by 23% in the Capital
· Body-worn cameras would help cut thousands of cases of abuse across NHS – London Ambulance should lead trials
· Cameras would protect paramedics and responders – London pilot would cost less than one year’s annual £125k sick bill caused by violence
Four frontline ambulance workers are attacked every day in London, according to a new report Paramedics in Peril. FOI figures, uncovered for the report, reveal a total of 4,017 violent incidents between 2011 and 2013 – common occurrences include assaults, verbal threats and spitting. Three in ten incidents (1,232) are physical attacks, which are on the increase. 2013 alone saw 582 assaults – a 23% rise on the year before.
Following James Cleverly’s report ‘A United Emergency Service’ – which calls for emergency services to be based in one location – Roger Evans AM will suggest, at the Police and Crime Committee tomorrow at City Hall, that there should be more shared working between services.
James Cleverly calls for emergency services to share bases to protect services and cut costs
London Assembly member James Cleverly has called for London’s emergency services to share their bases for better co-operation between them and to make them more efficient.
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