London ambulance service hit by New Year fault

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London Ambulance Service logged calls manually overnight on New Year’s Eve due to control room “technical” issues.

Between 00:30 and 05:15 GMT, call handlers logged emergencies by pen and paper.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said staff were fully trained to operate in this way, and continued “to prioritise our response to patients with life-threatening conditions”.

It comes after it predicted New Year’s Eve would be its “busiest night ever”.

Source: BBC