Plea to ‘save lives’ by only calling 999 in an emergency during ambulance strike

An ambulance chief has issued a plea to help “save the life of a Londoner” by only calling 999 in a “life or limb” threatening emergency during the paramedics’ strike on Monday.Daniel Elkeles, Chief Executive of the London Ambulance Service (LAS), warned that anyone without a life-threatening condition was “unlikely to get an ambulance” during the 12-hour walkout.Monday’s strike will involve thousands of call handlers, paramedics, drivers and technicians from the Unison, Unite and GMB unions. In London, members of Unison will walk out from 11am with picket lines in Waterloo, Newham and Deptford.