Ambulance services launch new Collaboration

Five ambulance trusts have joined forces as part for the Southern Ambulance Collaboration to improve the care and services provided to patients

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Partnerships helping to deliver care at home and reduce hospital admissions

We're working in partnership with UCR teams across our region to treat more patients in their own homes without the need for hospital admission

Partnerships helping to deliver care at home and reduce hospital admissions

We've published our latest annual cardiac arrest report

Annual cardiac arrest report – bystander CPR key to improving survival rates

Crawley man thanks life-saving team

Cardiac arrest survivor, Dave, visited recently to thank some of his life-saving team

Crawley cardiac arrest survivor thanks ambulance team

New director appointment

We're delighted to announce that Margaret Dalziel has been appointed as Director of Quality & Nursing.

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24 May 2024

Stay cool and stay safe: Support your ambulance service this summer

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is asking members of the public to take care in the sun as the UK starts to see the return of warmer weather. In previous years, the service has seen an increased demand in 999 calls relating to dehydration and heat stroke. On particularly busy days, it can handle more than 3,000 calls a day across the Kent, Surrey and Sussex regions

23 May 2024

Green Plan outlines target to cut carbon emissions as electric vehicles trialled

The first of three fully-electric vehicles being trialled by South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) will hit the roads in the coming days. The Mercedes-Benz e-Vitos are being trialled as part of NHS England’s Zero Emission Electric Vehicle (ZEEV) Pathfinder project. The Single Responder Vehicles (SRVs) will initially be based out of three Trust sites where heavy-duty vehicle chargers are inst

22 May 2024

Ambulance services launch new Collaboration

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to announce the launch of a new collaboration with its four fellow southern ambulance services. The Southern Ambulance Services Collaboration (SASC) involves SECAmb, East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST), London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS), South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS), an

16 May 2024

Brighton father grateful to reconnect with crew who saved his life

A husband and father of two from Brighton who suffered a heart attack while playing football earlier this year has reconnected with the ambulance service colleagues who helped to save his life. David Payne, now 56 from Brighton, was playing football at his local club on the evening of 24 January 2024 when he started to experience some discomfort and pain. David stepped off the pitch to rest, and h

15 May 2024

Whitstable man reunites with heroes who saved his life

A young man from Whitstable, Kent who suffered a severe head injury in May 2023 was recently reunited with three ambulance service colleagues who helped to save his life. A year on from the incident, Robert King, now aged 29, visited South East Coast Ambulance Service’s (SECAmb) Ashford Make Ready Centre in Kent. Alongside his mother, Jackie, and father, Alan, Robert met with Finlay Pengelly, Stud

10 May 2024

Emergency Medical Advisors complete National Three Peaks challenge

Two South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) Emergency Medical Advisors successfully completed the National Three Peaks Challenge on Friday, 3 May in an impressive 23 hours 6 minutes and 17 seconds. Ella Burgess and Chris LeRoy completed the colossal challenge 54 minutes and 43 seconds ahead of their goal time of 24 hours, all in support of the charity, SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Char

10 May 2024

International recruitment boosts SECAmb nursing numbers

A successful international recruitment campaign will see more than 20 nurses join South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb). The nurses will join a more than 60-strong nursing team working alongside paramedics to provide clinical advice to patients in SECAmb’s 999 and NHS 111 operations centres in Crawley and Gillingham. Following a worldwide recruitment campaign, SECAmb has

9 May 2024

Partnerships helping to deliver care at home and reduce hospital admissions

More patients across the region are receiving specialist care in their own homes instead of being admitted to hospital as the ambulance service continues to develop stronger links to multi-disciplinary Urgent Community Response (UCR) teams. Over the past year, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has been working in a phased approach with teams across its region, which

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