Archives (2016)

28 November 2016

BCI declared

A Business Continuity Incident (BCI) was declared at 13.30hrs today (Monday,28 November 2016) due to ongoing CAD performance issues. CAD issues are effecting its stability across the three EOCs. Therefore, the decision has been taken to reboot the whole CAD system across the three sites. The CAD will be rebooted at 1400hr

24 November 2016

Infection Prevention and Control Awareness Month

It is Infection Prevention and Control Awareness Month and through the month we will be bringing you reminders about the five moments for hand hygiene in the clinical setting; aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT) requirements; environmental cleanliness standards and finally some specific diseases information. T

21 November 2016

Three-year-old Kent girl’s 999 call ‘astonishes’ ambulance crew

An ambulance crew from South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) have commended a three-year-old Kent girl for her brave actions in raising the alarm for her mum when she had collapsed at their home in Snodland. Early in the morning of 31 July, Isabelle Solly, 3, realised that something was wrong with her mum, Kay, when she saw her col

19 November 2016

Cardiac arrest survivor reunited with life-saving crews

Possibly one of the worst places to suffer a cardiac arrest could be in a narrow house barge moored at low tide. But a remarkable team effort by crews from South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) saw 68-year-old Diane Savage not only resuscitated but well enough to personally thank them at a reunion at Medway Ambulance

18 November 2016

New Ambulance Community Response Posts for North Kent

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), will begin responding from a number of new Ambulance Community Response Posts in North Kent this week. The Trust has worked with Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) to locate response posts at fire stations in Sheppey, Rainham, Rochester and Edenbridge. Crews will begin to use the response po

18 November 2016

SECAmb’s ePCR iPad project begins further rollout

South East Coast Ambulance Service’s NHS Foundation Trust’s (SECAmb) innovative electronic Patient Clinical Record (ePCR) project is being rolled out across the Trust’s region following successful trials in Thanet, Kent. The project, in which clinicians are personally issued with iPads, enables ambulance crews to complete patient records electronically, stre

17 November 2016

Health and Wellbeing Focus Groups

We know we need to support our staff to be well in themselves in order to be able to deliver the vital role that you each play in responding to our community.  We want to hear your voice and listen to your needs, so we can respond with a new Health and Wellbeing Strategy and action plan, ready for the New Year. 

16 November 2016

Fraud Awareness

We are supporting Fraud Awareness Month and International Fraud Awareness Week (13-19 November) as part of our commitment to creating a culture where fraud and bribery against SECAmb and the wider NHS is not tolerated.

14 November 2016

‘Miracle’ teenager reunited with ambulance team

A teenager who suffered life-threatening injuries and spent a month in an induced coma after being hit by a car has been hailed a miracle by the ambulance crews and hospital teams who saved his life. 16-year-old Taz Moyo suffered a serious head injury on 16 July this year and, after receiving life-saving treatment from South East Coast Ambulance Service clin

9 November 2016

Why use Aseptic Non-Touch Technique (ANTT)?

Healthcare acquired infections (HAI) result in significant mortality and morbidity internationally. It is estimated that 30 per cent of HCAIs are preventable. Due to the invasive nature of clinical procedures involving aseptic technique, health care workers are inherently a significant vector of infection.

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