Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushanara Ali today co-hosted a parliamentary reception to celebrate the work of London's Air Ambulance service where she met the doctors and paramedics from the service. The reception followed a debate earlier this week on VAT on air ambulance fuel payments.
Rushanara Ali MP pledges support to London's Air Ambulance Charity
The London Air Ambulance service which is based at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, responds to incidents by helicopter by day and a fast response car at night. The helicopter is the only Air Ambulance serving the 10 million people who live and work in London.
Rushanara Ali said:
"I was delighted to welcome London's Air Ambulance service to Parliament. This event was a fitting way to recognise the fantastic work the charity does by saving lives across London on a daily basis. As London's only helicopter medical emergency service, the team works incredibly hard to provide 24/7 emergency care services to the 10 million people who live and work in the capital.
The London Air Ambulance is a service that many of us take for granted. It is a service that many of us do not think of as a charity, and one that we would expect to assist us in an emergency. This is a call to the private sector and the business community, in London and elsewhere, to invest in the air ambulance service and support their incredible work of saving people's lives.�