Archives (2016)

18 August 2016

Emergency Medical Advisor united with cardiac arrest survivor and his life-saver

Less than three months after suffering a cardiac arrest, a Sussex man has met with the Emergency Medical Advisor (EMA) who answered the 999 call made for him by a passer-by who also performed CPR. Survivor, Peter Williams and his life-saver Jim Burroughs , both from Billingshurst, West Sussex, met with EMA Lauren McCracken, at South East Coast Ambulance Serv

11 August 2016

Trust praises Sussex girl for her brave actions

An eight-year-old Sussex girl has been recognised by South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) for her brave actions in raising the alarm for her great-grandfather when he had collapsed at his home in Bexhill, East Sussex. On walking into the house, Maia Bryant, a Glenleigh Park Academy pupil, who has autism, immediately alerted her family when she found h

11 August 2016

Statement on ambulance collision with child in Littlehampton

Please attribute to a South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) spokesperson: “SECAmb can confirm that it has responded this morning (11 August) to reports one of its ambulances had hit a child on Horsham Road, Littlehampton, at approximately 10.40am. The child, a three-year-old boy, is not believed to have suffered serious injuries bu

10 August 2016

Statement regarding Patient Transport Service contract for Surrey

Please attribute to a South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) spokesperson: “South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is disappointed that its bid to continue to provide the Patient Transport Service across Surrey beyond April 2017 was unsuccessful. “The Trust ensured its bid would allow it to build on its

9 August 2016

Trust hosts first national LGBT conference ahead of another strong turnout at Pride

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) hosted a successful first UK National Ambulance LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender) Network conference at the Amex Stadium in Brighton on Friday, (5 August). Feedback from the day was extremely positive as the Trust welcomed colleagues from across the country to the event. SECAmb’s Act

8 August 2016

SECAmb’s electronic ePCR iPad project approved for further rollout

South East Coast Ambulance Service’s (SECAmb’s) innovative electronic Patient Clinical Record (ePCR) project will expand further having been given Board approval to be used by all clinicians across the Trust’s Thanet Operational Unit area. The project, in which clinicians are personally issued with iPads, enables ambulance crews

5 August 2016

Trust offers advice ahead of busy Pride weekend

South East Coast Ambulance Service is preparing for a busy weekend ahead of this year’s Pride event in Brighton. It is urging everyone to enjoy the event but to be sensible to avoid unnecessary calls to the ambulance service and trips to A&E. The Trust will have more than 100 staff working across its Brighton operational area on Saturday (6 August) with

3 August 2016

New ambulance centre to begin operations

Ambulance crews will begin operating out of South East Coast Ambulance Service’s (SECAmb’s) newest Make Ready Centre in Tangmere, near Chichester, West Sussex, next week. A phased opening will see the first crews begin to report to the new centre on the Chichester Business Park on Tuesday 9 August. From Tuesday, staff from Midhurst and Pulborough will begin their

3 August 2016

National UK Health Show taking place at London Olympia

The UK Health Show, which is free to attend, features five leading healthcare shows covering technology, commissioning, procurement, estates and cyber security.

2 August 2016

SECAmb statement on collaborative working with SCAS

“South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) recently agreed to formal collaborative working with its neighbouring ambulance service, South Central Ambulance Service, (SCAS).   “In a move to support improvements and deliver better outcomes for patients, more expertise and best practice will be shared between the two foundation trusts.   “The close

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