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London Ambulance Service admit long delay

London Ambulance Service has admitted that it took them almost three hours to attend to a patient who collapsed on the street.

We were called at 5.31pm to Uxbridge Road.From the information received, it was established that the patient was conscious, but unfortunately because we were very busy we were not able to send an ambulance immediately. We did dispatch crews at two different times, but they were then redirected to other patients who were reported to be more seriously ill or injured. We arrived at the scene just before 8.30 pm and the patient was taken to hospital.

– London Ambulance Service