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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 Report.

General enquiries: enquiries@secamb.nhs.uk
Tel: 01737 353333

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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 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.
  • During 2013, 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 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.