Archives (2020)

31 December 2020

See in 2021 safely at home

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is urging people to see in the new year safely by staying at home. The service is continuing to experience very busy days and is working hard to respond to patients as quickly as possible. SECAmb is asking the public for its support in strictly following coronavirus guidance and restrictions to reduce the spread of the infection. Peo

30 December 2020

SECAmb trio receive MBEs

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is delighted that three members of its staff have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list. Director of Operations, Joe Garcia, Director of Quality and Nursing, Bethan Eaton-Haskins and Ambulance Technician, Peter Glover, all receive MBEs for their service and commitment over many years. Joe and Bethan receive MBEs in particula

16 December 2020

Prepare and stay safe this Christmas

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) is urging people to plan ahead to ensure they keep themselves and others safe this Christmas. Those who require repeat prescriptions are asked to ensure they have adequate supply especially ahead of the extended four-day Christmas bank holiday weekend. In addition, by carrying out some home checks including restocking basic medicine cabinet essentials, t

14 December 2020

SECAmb signs Neurodiversity Charter

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has signed a charter committing to becoming a neurodiversity-friendly employer. Neurodiversity is the collective term for cognitive conditions such as Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia, and Dyspraxia, which are natural variations in the way people think and process information. The term recognises both t

10 December 2020

Please use 999 wisely and help us help you

With colder temperatures having arrived and the festive period fast approaching, South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) is reminding the public of the need to use 999 wisely. As the service continually prioritises its response to its most seriously ill and injured patients, just a small percentage of calls fall into the highest category of call requiring an immediate ambulance response. More

2 December 2020

Staff move into new Brighton ambulance centre

Ambulance crews and staff have started to move into to a much-anticipated, state-of-the-art new ambulance centre serving Brighton and Hove and the surrounding towns. The development, at Woollards Field, near the A27 at Falmer, is the latest Make Ready Centre to be opened by South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb). The centre is named Chamberlain House in recognition of Pro

1 December 2020

SECAmb Advent calendar to highlight pandemic efforts

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust has today opened the first door of its advent calendar which is available to view each day on its social media channels. Each day an individual or team, nominated by colleagues for their efforts and dedication to responding to the pandemic, will be revealed. Featuring a variety of both frontline and support staff as well as volunteers, the ca

1 December 2020

Premature baby blankets named in honour of staff member’s daughter

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust has today launched the use of specially knitted pocket blankets for premature babies who are unable to be resuscitated. Named Lilly Pockets in honour of Emergency Care Support Worker James Ingleton and his wife Sarah’s daughter, who was born prematurely at 17 weeks, the carefully knitted pockets were the idea SECAmb’s Consultant Midwife, Dawn

1 December 2020

Badge aims to make communication easier for hearing impaired staff

A paramedic with a hearing impairment has developed a new way of informing colleagues and other emergency services of hers and others disability when working. Jenna Gibson, based at Thameside ambulance station in Kent, came up with the idea which will see South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) staff with a hearing impairment be able to request a specially-designed pin badge from the Trust’s ‘

12 November 2020

Keep 999 available for emergencies this winter

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is urging people to make use of the alternatives to calling 999 when they are not facing a life-threatening or serious emergency. As the Trust continues to prepare for the colder months, it is reminding the public to support it and the wider NHS by making use of a wide range of services including NHS 111 both by phone and at online a

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