New motorbikes for London paramedics

Tuesday, 27 January, 2009

London Ambulance Service paramedics have taken delivery of 12 new motorcycles on which to respond to 999 calls in central and east London. Motorcycle Response Co-ordinator Shaun Rock said: "This is great news for patients in London . The 12 new motorcycles will respond to people dialling 999 for help in areas where traffic congestion and narrow streets mean we can get there faster than a regular ambulance or fast response car.

"We can then assess and start giving life-saving treatment to patients while an ambulance is on the way.

"All the motorcycles carry the same life-saving equipment as ambulances, including a defibrillator.

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