Archives (2023)

27 December 2023

Celebrate sensibly and stay safe this New Year’s Eve

People are urged to celebrate the New Year sensibly to minimise the impact on the ambulance service and wider NHS. South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is asking for the public’s help in managing demand and in ensuring it is as available as possible for unavoidable emergencies. SECAmb, which is already facing increase pressure on its services this month, is expected t

20 December 2023

Patient, turned colleague, reunited with ambulance team

A Crawley man who suffered serious injuries and a underwent lengthy recovery following a collision on his motorbike, before going on to join SECAmb himself, has been reunited with the team of now colleagues who came to his aid. James Trenerry, 26, from Langley Green, suffered fractures to both arms as well as his spine, pelvis and shoulder in the collision in Sidlow in February 2020. He spent ap

19 December 2023

Prison sentence for man who assaulted a police officer and paramedic

A man who assaulted a police officer and a paramedic on the day he was released from prison for the same offence was sentenced to spend 12 weeks in prison when he appeared at Guildford Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (16 December). Callum Parker, 38, of Brighton Road, Redhill, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault by beating an emergency services worker, one count of assault by beating and one

17 December 2023

Help us help you this Christmas

With just one week to go until Christmas, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is urging people to check their Christmas lists include how to help themselves and the NHS this festive season. While collecting the turkey and wrapping those last-minute gifts will be on many lists, people are urged to also ensure important jobs such as stocking up on household medicines a

14 December 2023

Nursing conference success

We were pleased to host two successful nurses conferences recently, providing our growing cohort of nursing colleagues with a platform for learning and recognition. The dedicated events, held on 23 November and 8 December, provided an opportunity for SECAmb’s 137 nurses to come together. The conference provided support for continuing professional development and revalidation, role modelling and mo

12 December 2023

SECAmb signs new NHS Sexual Safety Charter

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), has formally signed a new NHS Sexual Safety Charter aimed at ensuring a systematic, zero-tolerance approach to sexual misconduct and violence in the NHS. By signing the Charter, SECAmb is committing to taking and enforcing a zero-tolerance approach to any unwanted, inappropriate and/or harmful sexual behaviours within the workplace

11 December 2023

Young cardiac arrest survivor thanks life-saving team

A young woman from Maidstone has been reunited with the ambulance team who helped save her life ahead of her the anniversary of her suffering a cardiac arrest. Frankie Turner, now 27, was joined by husband, Nathan, when she visited the South East Coast Ambulance Service team at Paddock Wood Make Ready Centre recently. And the couple are now calling for everyone to take the time to learn CPR and ho

4 December 2023

Support your ambulance service this festive and winter season

With the busy Christmas and New Year period just around the corner, and the arrival of colder winter weather likely to lead to an increase in certain calls, the public is being asked to do all it can to support the ambulance service and wider NHS. Throughout December, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is expecting to handle in the region of 90 thousand 999 calls an

23 November 2023

SECAmb welcomes NHS Chief Executive

We were delighted to welcome Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive of NHS England, to our Medway site yesterday, where she spent time meeting Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and 111 staff, before joining an ambulance crew for part of their shift. We are the first ambulance service in the country to bring a Make Ready Centre for 999 frontline operations, a 111 contact centre and a 999 EOC together un

22 November 2023

SECAmb holds first-ever volunteers’ conference

South East Coast Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), welcomed more than 200 of its volunteers as it hosted its first-ever volunteers’ conference. The conference, held at East Sussex National Hotel and Conference Centre near Uckfield on Saturday, (18 November), recognised and celebrated the contribution of SECAmb’s volunteers and provided a networking opportunity for colleagues. SECAmb benefi

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