The London Ambulance Service is at the frontline of these inequalities and operates around the clock in one of the most challenging working environments in the world.
Ambulance is a revealing 3X60 factual series which gives an exclusive insight into how London’s Ambulance service – that was last year put into special measures - deals with this ever-growing city and its health extremes.
Each episode will provide a complete 360° look at the movements of the ambulances pulsing through the city and the complex logistics required to make sure ambulances are dispatched in the shortest time possible and the most urgent cases prioritised.
Every call and callout will be logged and analysed - with cameras capturing the dramatic shifts of paramedics and call handlers on the frontline of emergency care. Using cutting-edge graphics, the data will be used to illustrate the wide-ranging challenges the Service handles every day and to create a heat map of London’s health issues.
And behind the data, the series will meet the people who are working day in and day out, from paramedics to 999 call operators, to keep on top of the pressure and provide emergency care to Londoners across the capital.
Emma Loach, Executive Producer at Dragonfly comments, “The London Ambulance Service is the largest and busiest in the UK, serving more than eight million people, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The series will offer a unique portrait of a city of extremes and give an unprecedented bird’s eye view of the ambulance service as you’ve never seen before.”
Series 2 coming soon