Archives (2017)

27 December 2017

Public urged to support Trust

The Trust is seeking public support by urging people to seek alternatives to calling 999 if their emergency isn’t very serious or life-threatening. The Trust continues to experience very high levels of demand and is currently only able to send ambulances to the most seriously ill or life-threatening emergencies.

27 December 2017

Please use the ambulance service responsibly this New Year

South East Coast Ambulance Service is urging the public to use 999 responsibly this New Year’s Eve as it prepares to manage high levels of demand. The service experienced significant pressure over the Christmas period and is expecting to face particularly high demand in the lead up to New Year and during the celebrations themselves. On Christmas Day the Tru

21 December 2017

Trust appoints new independent Non-Executive Director

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new independent Non-Executive Director. Tricia McGregor, from Epsom, Surrey, will initially serve a three-year term from 1 January 2018 and fills a vacant clinical specialism post. Tricia is a speech and language therapist and a visiting profes

18 December 2017

What’s left on your Christmas to-do list?

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is urging people to do some final checks and preparation to help ensure they keep themselves, their family and others as safe as possible this Christmas. The service experienced significant pressure over the weekend and is expecting a busy final week before Christmas with many people out and ab

15 December 2017

Trust appoints two new Executive Directors

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new substantive Executive Directors. Steve Emerton has been appointed to the role of Executive Director of Strategy and Business Development and will join the Trust on 2 January 2018. Ed Griffin has been appointed to the role of Executive Director

14 December 2017

HQ telephone switchboard issue

We are experiencing difficulties with our main HQ telephone number today (14 December 2017) . If  the matter is urgent and you are unable to get through, please email enquiries@secamb.nhs.uk. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

11 December 2017

Stay safe this festive season with SECAmb’s wish list

As Christmas fast approaches, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is urging people to stay safe throughout the festive season by issuing its Christmas wish list. The Trust is asking people to plan ahead for any nights out, look out for others, not drink alcohol to excess, and have fun but be sensible. While Christmas is

11 December 2017

Sussex man reunited with life-saving ambulance crews

A Sussex man who collapsed suddenly in cardiac arrest has been reunited with the South East Coast Ambulance Service, (SECAmb), crews who helped save his life. Lee Cottingham, from Lower Dicker, now aged 45, collapsed in farm buildings in Etchingham, East Sussex, in June 2015. He has gone on to make an amazing recovery and returned to work just four mon

4 December 2017

Protect yourself and others against falls this winter

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) is offering advice to help people guard against suffering a fall this winter. Ambulance crews attended more than 63,000 calls to low-level falls in 2016 and so far this year has attended more than 40,000 such calls. These figures make up close to 20% of all calls it attended – more than any other type of call. Old

29 November 2017

Countdown to Christmas with SECAmb’s Advent calendar

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is entering the Christmas spirit by launching an Advent calendar with a twist. The Trust will ‘open a window’ from its @SECAmbulance Twitter account each day of Advent to reveal members of staff from a variety of roles across the service. Using the hashtag #SECAmbAdventCalendar17, the Trust

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