Archives (2016)

3 March 2016

Trust moves out of REAP level 4

Following a review of the Trust’s current REAP level, the senior operational managers team have agreed that the Trust should move back into REAP level 3. The Trust had been operating at REAP level 4 as it managed the seasonal demands  placed on it. As a result of the changing REAP level, the Trust will b

2 March 2016

Ambulance staff, volunteers and public gather to celebrate achievements

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS staff were joined by volunteers and members of the public at the first of the Trust’s annual awards ceremonies. The ceremony, for the east of SECAmb’s region, was held on Thursday 25 February at The Orangery at Turkey Mill, Maidstone, Kent. The event

29 February 2016

SECAmb’s response to leak report

Please find a statement below in response to an article which appeared in the Daily Telegraph today. Please note we will not be issuing anything further on this matter at this time. The statement is to be attributed to a Trust’s spokesperson. “South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust has r

25 February 2016

SECAmb signs up to Blue Light pledge

South East Coast Ambulance Trust NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has shown its commitment to ending mental health stigma and discrimination in the workplace by signing the Blue Light Time to Change pledge. The signing ceremony took place at the Trust headquarters at Banstead in Surrey and was signed by Trust Chief Executive Paul Sutton. The signing pled

23 February 2016

Community responder thanks crews for care

A Community First Responder (CFR) with South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb), experienced life on the other side of the coin when he suffered major injuries in a motorcycle accident in September last year. Scott Montgomery, from Sittingbourne, enjoyed the chance to thank the ambulance crews who helped save his life when he was reunited with them at SEC

15 February 2016

SECAmb Fleet shortlisted in the Fleet News Awards

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has been shortlisted in The Fleet News Awards 2016 in no less than six categories – Fleet of the Year (251 to 1000 vehicles), Most Improved Fleet of the Year, Safe Fleet of the Year, Green Fleet of the Year, Cost Saving Initiative of the Year and Fleet Manager of the Year. It is the third award

8 February 2016

Donated defibrillator to make Horsham safer

A defibrillator funded by a donation made by a cardiac arrest survivor has been installed at an entrance to Swan Walk in Horsham, West Sussex. The life-saving equipment, which can be used by anyone if someone suffers a cardiac arrest, has been placed at the West Street entrance to Swan Walk, next to Wilkinsons. The town centre is now covered by defibrillator

8 February 2016

Cardiac survey

Critical Care Paramedic Phill Richardson from Paddock Wood Make Ready is doing a survey on cardiac arrest handovers as part of his MSc dissertation module. He would be grateful if any staff could support his project by completing the following short survey in the coming weeks at

5 February 2016

Increase in Flu Activity

We are approaching what is considered historically the height of the flu season and national reports are showing an increase in flu activity over the past two weeks. The Department of Health has issued a letter given permission for antiviral medicines to be prescribed to those patients presenting with flu like symptoms which is always an indicator that flu a

1 February 2016

Trust Moves to REAP 4

Message from the Executive Team Dear Colleagues, As many of you will be aware, we are currently seeing extraordinarily high levels of demand, as well as a continuing rise in handover delays at hospital. Therefore, the Exec Team have today decided to move to REAP Level 4.

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