Next Episode of Ambulance is
Season 6 / Episode 8 and airs on 04 November 2020 21:00
Ambulance is an observational documentary series that brings an unprecedented insight into Britain's largest ambulance service, the London Ambulance Service. They need to be ready to help the 8.6 million people of London because when the most serious emergencies strike, they have only eight minutes to respond.With calls doubling in number over the past 10 years, the nerve centre of the service takes over 5000 calls a day and has to work out who needs an ambulance quickest, or whether they need one at all.With unprecedented access to the high pressured control room, as well as the crews out on the streets, each episode provides an honest 360 degree snapshot of the service, which was last year put into special measures. This takes the series beyond the flashing blue light stories, to reveal for the first time the dilemmas faced by those who allocate the ambulance - with only 400 ambulance crews on shift - as they have to bump patients down the queue to prioritise the sickest; the very real impact of time-wasters and frequent callers; and the ever-present threat that a major incident with multiple casualties is just a single 999 call away.
It's payday weekend in London, and ambulance crews race to the scene of a double shooting, a stabbing, a brawl and a grandmother in need of CPR.
A call comes in from London Fire Brigade requesting assistance at a fire in a block of flats which immediately puts the team under pressure. Meanwhile, mother and daughter team Nicola and Maisie have just finished with their first patient of the night but are immediately dispatched to a 12-year-old boy who has had an unfortunate accident.
A 999 call concerning a patient seen walking into the Thames takes priority. Although pulled from the water, the crew fear that the patient is at risk of secondary drowning.
The Friday night shift takes its toll on crews in the capital as they deal with reports of an armed male and two stabbings.
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