Archives (2016)

31 December 2016

NYE High demand

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is continuing to experience high levels of demand, which is affecting its ability to respond quickly to 999 emergencies and so is asking the public to think carefully about whether they really need to call for an ambulance, during what is likely to be the busiest weekend of the year.

30 December 2016

Message About Overtime

Most of you will be aware that SECAmb is currently facing a very serious financial situation and we are having to take extra-ordinary actions to keep a grip on our spending. It is apparent that there has been some general confusion and speculation on the subject of overtime.  In order to provide some further clarity about

26 December 2016

High demand

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is facing significant demand currently which is affecting its ability to respond quickly to 999 emergencies. The Trust, which has seen a 10 per cent increase in demand compared to last year, is calling on the public to think carefully about whether they need to call for an

23 December 2016

IMPORTANT Message from David Hammond, Director of Finance & Corporate Services

Dear Colleagues, I know that many staff are already working hard to address the quality issues highlighted by the CQC. However, alongside this, as Director of Finance, I also need to ensure we are all fully aware of the critical nature of the Trust’s financial position. We are currently reporting a predi

14 December 2016

New Trust Policies and Procedures

The HR Directorate has released the first tranche of new and revised policies taking effect in December 2016.  The HR Directorate is pleased to release the first tranche of new and revised policies to take effect from December 2016.  We would like to thank Staffside and management for the tremendou

14 December 2016

Internet Explorer Upgrade

News about the IE11 Upgrade and Conferencing Calls.   In order to ensure our IT systems are as secure as possible and enable all staff to access the new intranet when it goes live we will be continuing to roll-out the latest Internet Explorer 11. For those of you with older versions of the browser this will be a no

13 December 2016

Please help support your ambulance service this festive season

With Christmas just around the corner South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is asking for the public’s support during what is always a busy time of the year. Throughout the Christmas period the Trust will be tweeting tips to help people stay safe and support the ambulance service from its

13 December 2016

Counter Fraud questionnaire

Tell the Counter Fraud unit what you think The Trust’s Counter Fraud unit has just completed a series of articles to inform staff about their activities as part of a Fraud Awareness campaign and would like to know your reaction to what is being done. They have produced a short questionnai

9 December 2016

SECAmb runs one-day Public Emergency First Aid courses

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is offering a one-day Emergency First Aid Training Course at its Make Ready Centres in Polegate on 14 January and in Chertsey, on 21 January 2017. The specially designed and accredited course is suitable for small and low risk businesses to help them meet the

1 December 2016

Last chance to nominate colleagues for SECAmb Awards!

Calling all those staff who wish to nominate staff for their outstanding achievements – today is the last day for nominations! The awards ceremonies will be held at: East ceremony The Orangery, Turkey Mill, Maidstone, at 7pm on Thursday, 23 February 2017 West

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