Archives (2023)

17 November 2023

Staff, volunteers and public celebrate long service and special achievements

The long service and special achievements of staff, volunteers and members of the public have been celebrated at the third of South East Coast Ambulance Service’s (SECAmb’s) annual awards ceremonies. Award winners gathered for the ceremony, held at The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne, on Thursday evening, (16 November 2023), with front line colleagues presented with Queen’s Medals for Long Service and G

16 November 2023

Mental health takes centre stage during event at Medway Hub

A visit from NHS England’s Patient and Public Voice Members group for mental health on Wednesday (15/11) provided valuable insight on how we can improve the care we give to patients. Hosted out of our new Medway Hub – home to our Medway Make Ready Centre, 999 control and 111 contact centre – the event was a first for the Trust. The group, which consists of patients and family members from a

16 November 2023

SECAmb Volunteers Conference

On Saturday, 18 November 2023 we are delighted to be hosting our first ever SECAmb Volunteers Conference. We are looking forward to welcoming more than 200 of our volunteers to a day of networking and celebration and will be joined by an exciting line-up of speakers, exploring topics such as the benefits volunteers bring to patients and staff and how we can continue to expand the role of volunte

10 November 2023

SECAmb celebrates long service and special achievements

South East Coast Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), staff and volunteers have gathered to celebrate long service and special achievements at the second of its three annual awards ceremonies. More than a total of 1,000 years’ service was marked with three colleagues picking up awards for an amazing 40 years’ service to the NHS at the ceremony at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking yesterday, (9 N

10 November 2023

Latest Poppy Ambulance Design Released

For the sixth year running, we are once again showing our support for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal with special ‘poppy ambulances’ out and about in each of our operational areas, featuring a large remembrance design on the side. SECAmb Chief Executive, Simon Weldon, said: “Many of our staff have strong links with the armed forces and I am pleased that, once again, we are able to show ou

9 November 2023

Trust trialling multi-discipline clinical hub in Ashford

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is trialling a new approach to patient care to ensure 999 calls receive the most appropriate response. Throughout November, Advanced Paramedic Practitioners at SECAmb’s Ashford Operating Unit will lead a clinical hub at the Trust’s Ashford Make Ready Centre. The four-week trial will see the paramedics join a multi-discipline team f

3 November 2023

Take part in our public survey and help shape our future

We’re inviting members of the public to get involved in shaping our new strategy.   You’re invited to click here to take part in our new public survey.   You can also scan the our QR code here: Our patients have diverse needs, spanning the spectrum from social care to critical care but only a small proportion truly require emergency or critical care.   We would like

3 November 2023

Trust celebrates long service and special achievements

The long service and achievements of ambulance staff, volunteers and members of the public have been celebrated at the first in a series of three South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) awards events. Attendees gathered at The Orangery in Maidstone on the evening of Thursday 2 November for the awards which primarily cover the Trust’s Kent region. Awards for Surrey and Suss

30 October 2023

Trust Strategy – Topic of discussion at next Community Forum

The Trust’s next community forum will be an opportunity for the public and patients to learn more and share their views on the development of our clinical led strategy. The virtual Community Forum, which is open to anyone who has an interest in attending, will take place between 19:00 and 20:30 on Wednesday, 29 November. During this session, we are keen to engage people on the development our stra

24 October 2023

Sussex woman reunited with life-saving ambulance team

A 34-year-old woman from Sayers Common, West Sussex, has been reunited with the ambulance team who helped save her life in December 2020. Sarah Edmonds, who was just 31 years old when she collapsed in her then 4-year-old daughter Arabella’s bedroom, received CPR from husband, James, under the instruction of 999 Emergency Medical Advisor, Owen Brown. Now Sarah and James, who met with the South East

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