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Operational note: London attack – June 4, 2017, NHS England update

Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England and Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director for NHS England, today issued a joint statement: “The appalling events in London on Saturday night follow all too fast on the heels of the dreadful attacks we have seen on Westminster Bridge and in Manchester over recent weeks. Our thoughts are with everyone affected.

“On each occasion we have seen both the worst and the best of humanity. Last night, once again, the NHS and other emergency services reacted swiftly and heroically, going towards the danger to help the injured.

“Tried and tested emergency plans were activated, with London Ambulance Service on the scene within six minutes. NHS staff across the capital have also volunteered to work extra shifts and through the night to help the emergency response.

“As the Medical Director and chief nurse of the NHS in England we would like to put on record our gratitude and thanks to everyone for their tireless efforts and commitment in what has been a very difficult period.”

NHS England Chief Executive, Simon Stevens said: “The NHS has again shown that we are ready and able to respond to such attacks, thanks to the professionalism and bravery of our staff. While so far there has been minimal wider impact on services overall, we continue to keep the situation under close review as events unfold, and ask people in the capital to continue to use NHS services wisely.”

NHS England has also today released the following patient figures:

Of the 48 individuals who were conveyed, a total of 36 patients are currently being cared for in London hospitals. 21 of these patients remain in a critical condition.

Receiving hospitals/provider     Location Admitted Critical care
Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Kings College Hospital 14 8
Barts Health NHS Trust The Royal London Hospital 12 6
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust St Thomas’ Hospital 4 4
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust    University College Hospital    5 2
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust St Mary’s Hospital 1 1
Total at receiving hospitals              36 21
Channel website: https://www.england.nhs.uk/

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