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South East Coast Ambulance Services

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 provide NHS 111 services across the region.

As part of the NHS we are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. It ensures that health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate high quality care and encourages care services to improve. You can find our latest CQC inspection report and previous reports on the CQC Website.


You can find further details about our services in our latest Annual Report.

General enquiries:
Tel: 0300 1230999

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Did you know?

South East Coast Ambulance service:

  • Covers a geographical area of 3,600 square miles (Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent, Surrey, and North East Hampshire)
  • We work across a diverse geographical area of 3,600 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 4,000 staff working across 110 sites in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Almost 90 per cent of our workforce is made up of operational staff – those caring for patients either face to face, or over the phone at our emergency dispatch centre 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.

  • As well as a 999 service, we also provide the NHS 111 service across the region.

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.