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'The NHS at its best' - Hunt praises London Bridge paramedics

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has praised the London Ambulance Service paramedics who walked straight in to gunfire at Borough Market on 3 June to treat the victims of the London Bridge terrorist attack.

Speaking in a debate on the Queen's Speech, Jeremy Hunt told the Commons on Wednesday:

"I also want to mention the paramedics who arrived on the scene at London Bridge.

"They arrived minutes after the incident. Gunfire was still happening and they thought they were being fired at, but they walked straight into that gunfire.

"When I met them, they said they were just doing their job, but I think that shows that there is no such thing as 'just a job' in the NHS; it is a vocation.

"On behalf of the whole country as well as this house, I want to thank them for showing us the NHS at its best.

"I want to record the fact that it is not just in times of tragedy that our NHS is there for us; it is there seven days a week, 24 hours a day."

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