Archives (2023)

24 October 2023

SECAmb celebrates International Control Room Week

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is celebrating the variety of roles that serve patients from its 999 Emergency Operations Centres and NHS 111 Contact Centres as part of International Control Room Week. The Trust is marking the week, (23-29 October), by highlighting the dedication and skill of its teams across its social media channels and urging people interested

19 October 2023

Focusing on changing patient needs to develop a new clinically-led strategy

Using a detailed level of analysis not previously seen before in the ambulance sector, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is developing an ambitious new clinically-led strategy. Members of the public are being invited to get involved in shaping the new strategy which will use detailed activity data to ensure the Trust is best placed to respond to changing demographi

16 October 2023

Brighton man reunited with life-saving crew

A Brighton man, who suffered a cardiac arrest in October last year, has been reunited with some of the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) team who helped save his life. Steven Hawkes, 45, visited Brighton Make Ready Centre with his wife, Tracy and daughter, Sophie last week, on the eve of the anniversary of his collapse. Steven, also father to Yasmine, Howard and Olivia, met and thanked s

12 October 2023

Commit to learn how to save a life this Restart a Heart Day

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is urging everyone ask themselves if they would know what to do to help save a life this Restart a Heart Day. Throughout next week, from Monday 16 October, along with organisations across the country, SECAmb’s staff and volunteers will be working with local partners including Kent Fire and Rescue, to teach CPR to thousands of young

11 October 2023

Looking to volunteer? Could you become a Community First Responder?

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), would like to hear from people interested in taking up volunteering roles as a Community First Responders (CFRs). SECAmb’s Community First Responders are volunteer members of the public provided with training to respond to emergencies in the areas where they live or work. They deliver care to patients in the minutes before the arri

9 October 2023

Trust launches new patient experience questionnaire

To help improve the service it provides to patients, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is today launching a new Patient Experience Questionnaire. The Trust is keen to receive feedback from patients, family members or carer who have witnessed the care and treatment given to patients. People can do this by completing a short questionnaire that can be accessed via the

5 October 2023

Annual Members’ Meeting 2023

A recording from the our annual general meeting is now available for those wishing to find out more about what the Trust achieved in 2022/23 and its aspirations for the future. The meeting was held at The Orchards conference facilities at East Malling in Kent, on Thursday, 14 September. Welcoming the public, colleagues and volunteers, it was an opportunity for the Trust to showcase some of the

5 October 2023

Trust participates in Freedom to Speak Up Month

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), will be highlighting of the importance of raising concerns as part of Freedom to Speak Up (FTSU) Month. SECAmb kicked off the month, which runs throughout October, this week with the first of three coffee mornings with Chief Executive, Simon Weldon, and SECAmb’s FTSU Executive Lead, Margaret Dalziel. Colleagues are being encouraged

4 October 2023

SECAmb pair receive prestigious national awards

A dedicated volunteer SECAmb Community First Responder, (CFR), and Paramedic Practitioner, (PP), have been presented with prestigious national awards at this year’s Ambulance Leadership Forum (ALF). ALF is a national ambulance sector event organised by the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives, (AACE), which was held at Celtic Manor, South Wales between 2-3 October 2023. Kent CFR, Steve Joyce,

3 October 2023

Man sentenced for assault on ambulance worker in Eastbourne

A man has been jailed for assaulting an ambulance worker while intoxicated with alcohol in Eastbourne. Jose Luis Serro Alexandre was found unconscious in a premises in Terminus Road, Eastbourne. An ambulance was sent and staff from the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) took him into the ambulance. But after waking up and at first being calm and co-operative, Alexandre turned aggressive a

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