Archives (2019)

30 December 2019

Ambulance service asks for support as it prepares for busy New Year’s Eve

As it prepares to receive close to three calls a minute in the hours after the New Year is seen in, South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) is asking the public for its support and patience. The Trust will be working hard to continue to prioritise its response to its most seriously ill and life-threatened patients throughout New Year’s Eve. Calls which d

19 December 2019

Rochester couple and baby reunited with ambulance team

A couple from Rochester have been reunited with the ambulance team which came to their aid when mum-to-be Carly Walker started fitting and collapsed at 35 weeks pregnant. Carly, 37, attended Medway ambulance station recently with baby Naomi, now five months old, and husband Nick to personally thank all those involved in responding to them on 27 July, one of

16 December 2019

What’s left on your Christmas to-do list? Stay safe this festive period

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) is asking people to carry out some final checks to ensure they keep themselves and others as safe as possible this Christmas. With SECAmb, as ever, expecting a busy festive period, ambulance staff and volunteers in the Trust’s 999 and NHS 111 Operations Centres and out on the road, will be working hard throughout t

9 December 2019

Protect yourself and others against trips and falls this winter

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is urging people to take precautions to minimise the risk themselves and others suffering a trip or a fall this winter. By undertaking some simple checks, everyone, and especially vulnerable older people, can ensure they are safer and less likely to require the assistance of the ambulance service.

6 December 2019

National awards success for Trust company secretary

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) company secretary, Peter Lee, enjoyed national success recently winning Company Secretary of the Year at the prestigious Chartered Governance Institute awards. Peter was the only NHS member of staff shortlisted in the category at the awards, held in London last week, (27 November). He saw off strong competition fro

28 November 2019

Countdown to Christmas with SECAmb’s ‘Then and Now’ Advent calendar

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) is inviting the public to join in a fun countdown to Christmas as it launches its ‘Then and Now’ Advent calendar this weekend (Sunday 1 December). The Trust will ‘open a window’ from its Twitter and Facebook accounts each day of Advent to reveal ‘then and now’ photos of SECAmb staff and volunteers. People ca

26 November 2019

Help the ambulance service manage demand this winter

With the colder winter months upon us and the busy festive period fast approaching, South East Coast Ambulance Service, (SECAmb) is urging people to remember that only a small percentage of 999 calls it receives will result in an immediate response being arranged. More than a third of 999 calls, (34 percent), made to South East Coast Ambulance Service, (SECA

15 November 2019

Make use of the alternatives to calling 999

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is urging people to remember to make use of the alternatives to calling 999 when they are not facing a serious or life-threatening emergency. As the Trust continues to plan ahead for Christmas, New Year and the colder months, the public can play their part reducing demand on the 999 servi

7 November 2019

Update on Langley Incident

Following the chemical incident in Langley near Maidstone, yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, 6 November), SECAmb is continuing to support those involved, although it has now stood down the Major Incident declared in response to this. The Trust sent a number of emergency resources to the scene, including its Hazardous Area Resp

6 November 2019

SECAmb ambulances supporting Poppy Appeal

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) is showing its support for the British Legion’s Poppy Appeal by featuring a special design on its ambulances. All SECAmb ambulances have had poppy stickers affixed to them with 12 ambulances – spread across the Trust’s Kent, Sussex and Surrey region – being decorated with a larger poppy design. The cos

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