Learn to save a life and discover more about your local ambulance service
3 September 2012
South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,
(SECAmb), is inviting members of the public to take the opportunity
to learn more about their local ambulance service at its annual
This year’s event, which also includes the Trust’s AGM and
Annual Members Meeting (AMM), takes place at Epsom Downs Racecourse
in Surrey on Friday 28 September between 1.30pm and 5pm.
The day, which is open to the public, patients, local
organisations and NHS partners, will provide people with a close-up
look at how a modern ambulance service works and outline the
Trust’s aims for the future. There will also be cardiopulmonary
resuscitation (CPR) demonstrations and a chance to speak to
SECAmb’s recruitment team.
Those attending can learn about the Trust’s exciting plans with
an exhibition which includes stalls on its Make Ready system,
Hazardous Area Response Teams, the development it has made since
being awarded the contract to provide the non-urgent 111 service
across its region, Community First Responders as well as clinical
developments in cardiac and stroke care.
As well as having the chance to view cutting-edge technology,
visitors will be able to meet and hear from a wide range of SECAmb
staff, including frontline clinicians and members of the Trust
Board, and sign up as members of the Trust.
SECAmb Chief Executive Paul Sutton said: “We’d like as many
people as possible to come and learn about our plans for the
future. It’s always a fantastic opportunity for us to speak to
members of the public, share our successes, hear what the public
think of our service and answer any questions people have. It’s a
very exciting time for SECAmb at the moment with a number of key
developments including the continued roll out of our award-winning
Make Ready system and preparations to deliver the 111 service
across our region next year.”
The AGM and AMM take place at 3pm with lunch and a chance to
view the exhibition from 1.30pm. There will be a further chance to
view the exhibition after the AGM until 5pm.
There is free parking and the racecourse is accessible by bus
from Epsom town centre or a short taxi ride from either of two
nearby train stations. The venue is fully accessible and has a
hearing loop system.
Anyone who would like to attend should contact Julia Leppard
call 01273 897870 or visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/TrustAGM2012
and complete the online form.