Archives (2021)

20 December 2021

What’s left to do on your Christmas list? Support SECAmb this festive season

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is urging people to carry out a final check of their Christmas lists to ensure they have done everything to protect themselves and others this Christmas. While picking up the turkey and those last-minute gifts are sure to feature, people are also urged to get a covid vaccine or booster as soon as they are able to and also e

13 December 2021

Make use of NHS 111 and help yourself and the ambulance service this winter

With more than 6,000 999 calls to South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) not requiring an ambulance response each month, people are urged to consider whether their concerns could be more appropriately managed by the NHS 111 service. NHS 111, which SECAmb operates itself across Sussex, Kent and Medway, is available by phoning 111 or by visiting online. Regardless of the me

30 November 2021

Make the right choice this winter

With a record number of 999 calls answered in October, the ambulance service is urging people to make the right choices to help it manage demand this winter. South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) answered approximately 89,000 calls in October – a call every 30 seconds and an increase of more than 20,000 on the number of calls the Trust answered in October 2019

29 November 2021

SECAmb appoints new Executive Director of Quality and Nursing

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director of Quality and Nursing. Robert Nicholls will join the Trust in February replacing current Director, Bethan Eaton-Haskins, who announced her decision to leave the Trust earlier this year. A nurse since 1993, Robert has held a number of senior roles in

17 November 2021

Trust statement regarding IT issues – update at 23.15 on 17 November

Update at 23.15 17 November A South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) spokesperson said: “We are pleased to confirm that all of our IT systems are now functioning fully. “As a result, we have stood down the Critical Incident declared earlier today. “We’d like to extend a massive thank you to our staff and volunteers for their ou

12 November 2021

Canterbury cardiac arrest survivor thanks ambulance team

A man from Barham, near Canterbury who required seven shocks from a defibrillator to restart his heart has been reunited with the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) team who saved his life. Mike Ferguson, 54, is also warning others not to ignore the potential signs of a heart problem after his partner, Helena, called 999 when his chest pain, which he had experienced for some fou

3 November 2021

Take care this bonfire, fireworks and Diwali season

South East Coast Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is urging people to act sensibly and follow safety advice ahead of bonfire and fireworks night. SECAmb also wishes everyone a safe and happy Diwali which begins tomorrow (Thursday 4 November). SECAmb is asking everyone celebrating over both the bonfire and Diwali period to follow some simple tips to stay injury free and avoid the n

1 November 2021

Medicines Safety Week – #MedSafetyWeek

This week is Medicines Safety Week and each day, our Medicines Team are sharing some of the steps we take in SECAmb to make sure we use medicines safely.

26 October 2021

Ambulances to feature Poppy Appeal image

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to once again be showing its support of the British Legion’s Poppy Appeal by featuring a special design on the side of some of its ambulances Vehicles across the Trust’s fleet will feature poppy stickers with an additional 12 ambulances, spread across the Trust’s Kent, Surrey and Sussex region, carrying a larger

26 October 2021

Long service and special achievements highlighted at awards

Awards for long service and achievements were presented to South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) staff, volunteers and the public at the third and final Trust annual awards ceremony. The event, primarily covering Sussex, took place at Buxted Park Hotel, near Uckfield on the evening of Thursday 21 October. Those receiving medals and awards for long servic

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