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  • 05 November 2015

    Please find below a statement from South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) following the publication today of an NHS England report on the handling of certain calls passed from NHS111 to 999 last winter.

    Paul Sutton, Chief Executive of SECAmb said: “Patient safety is fundamental to what we do. As paramedics, we come to work to save lives and we would never do anything to deliberately put patients at risk. We understand the concerns that the public have and wish to reassure people that we work constantly to provide the safest service possible.

  • 03 November 2015

    Please attribute to a South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesperson:

    “Last winter, during an extremely busy period, South East Coast Ambulance Service introduced a process to deal with certain calls passed from 111 to the 999 service. The purpose of this process was to protect patient safety by ensuring that our most seriously-ill patients received the care they needed as quickly as possible.

  • 03 November 2015

    Please find below a statement from South East Coast Ambulance Service’s (SECAmb’s) Council of Governors following its meeting today to discuss the Trust’s handling of some NHS 111 calls passed to 999 last winter.

    The Council of Governors has met today (3 November 2015) with the Chairman, Chief Executive and Non-Executive Directors to be informed on the background and implementation of the re-triage pilot introduced during the Winter of 2014/15.

  • 29 October 2015

    South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has welcomed Monitor’s engagement with the Trust regarding the handling of certain NHS 111 calls in our emergency 999 control centres during the winter of 2014.

  • 23 October 2015

    SECAmb can confirm that it responded to reports of a vehicle hitting a number of pedestrians in North Street, Guildford at approximately 10.40am today (Friday 23 October).

  • 20 October 2015

    A group of South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) clinicians have delivered a first aid and life-saving training course to prisoners at HMP High Down in Sutton, Surrey.

  • 13 October 2015

    South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) was honoured at the recent Commercial Fleet Awards ceremony by winning the Public Sector & Blue Light Fleet of the Year 2015 category.

  • 12 October 2015

    A potentially life-saving scheme which will see Kent firefighters attend certain medical emergencies has begun this month.

  • 09 October 2015

    An East Sussex woman, who was given CPR by her husband and son, before being fully resuscitated by South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) has been reunited with the life-saving team.

  • 24 September 2015

    South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s Health Service Journal (HSJ) awards.

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