Archives (2021)

28 May 2021

Help your ambulance service manage demand this Bank Holiday weekend

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is asking the public for its support ahead of what it expects to be a busy bank holiday weekend. Recent weeks have seen an increase in 999 calls to the Trust with SECAmb handling close to 70,000 calls so far in May. With more settled weather forecast for the weekend, which can typically result in further increases in call

25 May 2021

Take care and help the ambulance service this summer

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is urging people to take care to protect themselves against both the short and long-term damage the sun can cause. Calls to the ambulance service relating to dehydration and heat stroke typically increase in the summer months and higher temperatures can also seriously affect people with long-term health issues such as heart

18 May 2021

Medway paramedic recognised for outstanding service

A South East Coast Ambulance Service, (SECAmb), paramedic from Kent has been recognised with an Outstanding Service Award at this year’s Ambulance Leadership Forum (ALF). Jenna Gibson, based at Medway ambulance station, picked up the award at the annual conference which was held virtually today, (Tuesday 18 May). Jenna, who has a hearing impairment, was recognised for her work at

10 May 2021

Selsey father and son thank lifesavers

A father and son from Selsey have been reunited with and thanked some of the ambulance crews, volunteers and members of the public who came to their aid after they both required resuscitating within three years of each other. Gary Bales met with the South East Coast Ambulance Service crews and community first responder who came to his aid on 12 March this year, along with his father, Bri

7 May 2021

Construction work begins on new Banstead ambulance centre

Construction work has begun on what will become South East Coast Ambulance Service’s (SECAmb’s) first purpose-built Make Ready Centre in Surrey. Foundations are being laid by the Sunninghill Construction Company at SECAmb’s former headquarters site which is expected to become fully operational in Spring 2022. The development will boast a fleet workshop and SECAmb’s Make Ready vehi

4 May 2021

SECAmb appoints new Non-Executive Director

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has appointed a new Independent Non-Executive Director. Paul Brocklehurst took up his position on the Trust’s Board of Directors on 1 May 2021 and will serve a three-year term of office. Paul, from Bexhill, East Sussex, has more than 25 years’ board-level experience, most recently as the Chief Information Officer (CI

30 April 2021

SECAmb appoints Executive Director of Operations

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director of Operations. Emma Williams, previously SECAmb’s Deputy Director of Operations, was appointed on an interim basis when former Executive Director Joe Garcia retired but now takes on the new role following an extensive recruitment and selection process.

21 April 2021

Long service and achievements celebrated with virtual awards

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) staff and volunteers have been recognised for their long service and achievements in a virtual online awards ceremony. The event was arranged after SECAmb had to postpone two of its annual awards ceremonies in March 2020 due to COVID-19. Staff were given the choice to attend the virtual event or attend a future traditional

29 March 2021

SECAmb thanks retiring Director of Operations

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is bidding a fond farewell to its Executive Director of Operations, Joe Garcia, who is retiring after more than 35 years in the ambulance service at the end of this month. SECAmb’s current Deputy Director of Operations, Emma Williams, will fill the role on an interim basis until a formal appointment process is completed.

15 March 2021

SECAmb Chair reappointed for further three-year term

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is pleased to announce the reappointment of its Chair, David Astley, for a second three-year term. David’s reappointment was formally approved by the Trust’s Council of Governors at its most recent meeting on 4 March. Welcoming David’s appointment, SECAmb Chief Executive, Philip Astle said: “I am delighted to be ab

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