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,
provide NHS 111 services across the region and
in Surrey we provide non-emergency patient transport
services (pre-booked patient journeys to and from healthcare
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
General enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 0300 1230999
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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 3,600 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 3,661 staff working across 110 sites in Kent,
Surrey and Sussex. Around 87 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.
- During 2013/14, we received 862,466 emergency
calls from members of the public or other healthcare professionals
– 5863 of the calls were categorised as immediately
life-threatening (Category A emergency calls). We reached
76.8% of these patients within eight minutes.
- In 2013/14 our Patient Transport Service undertook
501,590 patient journeys.
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.