The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan joined LAS staff and volunteers for the unveiling of a plaque to formally launch the 999 centre which welcomed its first students in recent weeks.
At the launch, Mr Khan was shown our north east London 111 control room and met staff. He aslo saw new interactive facilities designed to simulate the challenging reality of 999 call handling at every step.
In this Covid-19 compliant centre, students will gain better experience listening to calls and role playing exercises to build confidence before they start to answering real patient calls.
During the launch, Mr Khan met staff who helped respond to the outbreak of Covid-19 and thanked them for their dedication and commitment.