Havering sees biggest increase of alcohol related ambulance calls in London

Havering has seen London's biggest increase in alcohol-related 999 calls

Havering has seen London's biggest increase in alcohol-related 999 calls - Credit: Archant

The number of alcohol-related ambulance call-outs increased in Havering by more than any other London borough last year.

London Ambulance Service figures show that staff were called to 27 per cent more incidents in 2012 than 2011.

Ambulance operations manager Paul Gibson said: “If our staff are dealing with patients who are simply drunk, they won’t be able to take care of patients with life-threatening emergencies, for example people suffering a cardiac arrest or those with serious injuries.”


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