South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS
Foundation Trust is part of the National Health Service
(NHS). We respond to 999 calls from the public, urgent calls
from healthcare professionals and in Kent and Sussex we provide
non-emergency patient transport services (pre-booked
patient journeys to and from healthcare facilities). You can
find further details about us in our latest Annual
General enquiries: email@example.com
Tel: 01737 353333
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Did you know?
South East Coast Ambulance
- Covers a geographical area of 3,600 square miles (Brighton
& Hove, East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent, Surrey, and North East
- We work across a diverse geographical area of 3,g00 square
miles which includes densely populated urban areas, sparsely
populated rural areas and some of the busiest stretches of motorway
in the country.
- We have over 3,200 staff working across 70 sites in Kent,
Surrey and Sussex. Around 85 per cent of our workforce is made up
of operational staff – those caring for patients either face to
face, or over the phone at one of our three emergency dispatch
centres where we receive 999 calls.
- Our patients range from the critically ill and injured who need
specialist treatment, to those with minor healthcare needs who can
be treated at home or in the community.
- Last year (2010/11), we received 688,714 emergency calls
from members of the public or other healthcare professionals – 38%
of the calls were categorised as immediately life-threatening
(Category A emergency calls). We reached 195,700 of these
patients within eight minutes (77.61%).
- In 2010/11 our Patient Transport Service undertook 401,097
We have created a video to show you
the journey that SECAmb has travelled and some of the achievements
we have made over recent years.