Ambulance Service Close to Collapse

London Ambulance Service have told London's Heart emergency cover should have been brought in sooner.

A review is being carried out at London ambulance service after it was brought near to collapse by the public sector strike.

40 per cent of ambulance staff walked out as part of the public sector pension strike - and they recieved 15-hundred more calls that usual -  including one person asking paramedics to come and turn their television off.

London Ambulance Service says it's disappointed staff didn't respond to urgent calls to go back to work during Wednesday's strike.

So many staff walked out it had to declare an internal major incident with police being called to ferry patients to hospital.