Archives (2016)

22 April 2016

CQC inspection Identification

The CQC inspectors will be visiting the Trust from Tuesday, 3 May, until Friday, 6 May.  Groups of inspectors will be visiting stations and hospitals. They will want to talk to patients, carers, and staff (at all levels) about their experiences of care provided, and will also observe everyday activities and the environment

22 April 2016

Inspection visit by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

To members of staff at South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, CQC is the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. We are carrying out an inspection of South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust between Tuesday 3rd May a

21 April 2016

Trust moves to REAP 4

Trust moves out of REAP level 5 Following a review of the Trust’s current REAP level, the executive team gave its support to the senior operational management team’s recommendation to move from REAP level 5 to 4 with immediate effect. The Trust had been operating at REAP level 5 since Thursday, 24 March, following signific

15 April 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 and Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) base in Crawley from next week (Monday 18 April). A phased opening will see the first crews begin to report to the new centre in Faraday Road, Northgate, prior to the

11 April 2016

Statement in relation to Patient Transport Service in Sussex

“We are extremely disappointed to read the media release issued by Coperforma Ltd today (11 April). “SECAmb acted professionally throughout the transfer process and we are extremely proud of the service of our staff over many years. We typically provided approximately 25,000 journeys per month, taking patients to and from their home as well as a wide range of

10 April 2016

Incident Resourcing & Deployment SOP

Following a review and consultation with the Joint Partnership Forum, the Trust’s Incident Resourcing Deployment policy has been revised and updated. The document is out for consultation with the whole Trust up to and including Friday, 28 April. Please visit the

8 April 2016

SECAmb takes delivery of high tech ‘concept’ ambulance

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) took a step into the future taking delivery of a new ‘concept’ ambulance to meet the demands of an evolving service. The Trust became the first ambulance Trust in Europe to trial the advanced Ferno Integrated Patient Transport System (IPTS). SECAmb was selected as the nominated partner and clinical beta testing si

6 April 2016

Statement regarding recent media coverage of the new Patient Transport Service contract in Sussex

South East Coast Ambulance Service wishes to clarify that the transition plan for the Patient Transport Service required that the data transfer for patients was the responsibility of the Patient Transport Bureau (PTB). The PTB is independent of our organisation and maintained the full database of patient journeys. We acted professionally throughout the transfer pro

3 April 2016

SECAmb asks for public’s support as demand remain high

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is asking for the public’s support as demand for its service and the NHS across the region as a whole remains extremely high. With ambulance service demand approximately 13 per cent higher than expected at this time of year, the service is taking longer to reach some calls and is reminding the publi

30 March 2016

Tribute to Sussex PTS staff

Message to staff regarding Sussex PTS The Trust would like to pay tribute to the dedication and professionalism of all Patient Transport Service staff who are affected by the changes to the contract for the county which commences on Friday (1 April) From Friday the management of the new patient transport service in Sussex

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