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LAS patient transport use as last resort only

13 March 2020

London Ambulance Service (LAS) are asking primary care to only consider the use of LAS for patient transfer as a last resort where all other options have been ruled out. 

LAS are working through a backlog of ambulances that require cleaning following conveyance of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients. This is affecting their ability to respond to calls, however this backlog is reducing more rapidly now that the cleaning regime has been adjusted following changes to national guidance and takes 20min rather than three hours.

 

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