Archives (2023)

28 September 2023

Ambulance Recruitment Day – Crawley – 21 October

We are offering a range of interesting and exciting career opportunities for people looking to make a difference in their career.  From 999 control centre and being that first point of contact for someone needing help to attending emergency calls and delivering face-to-face and potentially life-saving treatment, we have some fantastic jobs and career pathway opportunities waiting for you.  You ca

25 September 2023

Chairman announces decision to step down after more than 50 years’ in NHS

Following a career in the NHS which has spanned more than half a century, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), Chairman, David Astley, has announced his decision to step down from his role in May next year. David, who joined SECAmb as Chairman in 2018, is coming to the end of his final three-year term. The process to appoint a new Chair has started, with the aim being

19 September 2023

Help Us Help You

Our 999 and 111 services are likely to be under increased pressure this week due to strike action by doctors which will affect some NHS services. You can really help us by: Using 111 online – – for medical help and advice Keeping 999 for life-threatening emergencies only Being kind & patient with our people

14 September 2023

Multi-agency exercise to test emergency response at Camber Sands

South East Coast Ambulance Service, (SECAmb), staff will be joined by teams from partner organisations as emergency response plans to a major incident are tested at Camber Sands, East Sussex, later this month. The multi-agency exercise, organised by SECAmb and which also includes Sussex Police, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, Rother District Council, HM Coastguard and RNLI Lifeguards, will ta

11 September 2023

999 Emergency Operations Centre staff to move into new ambulance centre

A new multi-purpose ambulance and contact centre in Gillingham will become fully operational this week when 999 Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) teams move in, joining their frontline road and NHS 111 colleagues. The EOC teams are expected to move into the South East Coast Ambulance Services (SECAmb’s) new centre in Bredgar Road on Thursday, (14 September). The teams were previously based at Coxh

8 September 2023

SECAmb and partners trial Clinical Coordination Hub

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), and its partners are trialling the co-location of teams within a local hub to provide additional support to ambulance crews. The hub, located at a Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT) site next to Maidstone Hospital, will be trialled from this week for a period of four weeks. It will consist of SECAmb Paramedic Pract

1 September 2023

2023 Governor elections – nominations open

Nominations for candidates to stand for election in a number of our Council of Governor constituencies opened today (September 1). If you’re a Foundation Trust member and interested in standing for election to become a governor, you have until Monday 2 October to submit your entry. Anyone who is not currently a member is also able to stand in this round of elections after joining as a member. Our

24 August 2023

Work of Joint Response Unit to be showcased in second TV series

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), and Kent Police are pleased the work of its staff and officers will once again be showcased with a second series of 999: Emergency Call Out due to air on 5Star from next week. The first eight of 15 episodes, produced by RDF Television, which follow the work of SECAmb’s Joint Response Unit, (JRU), with Kent Police, will be shown on

22 August 2023

Harry’s in the Final!

Did you know that more than one of England’s Football Teams have reached a World Cup Final this month? Our men’s partially-sighted football team – one of our Para Lions Teams – have battled through the group stages and will face Ukraine in the final this evening, part of the IBSA World Games. And we couldn’t be prouder, as own Harry Gibbons is a key part of the team! Off the pitch, Harry, is a H

15 August 2023

Hello My Name Is Badges

More than 500 of our people are currently trialling the use of new ‘Hello my name is’ badges and we would love to hear what you think. The trial follows the introduction of the new national ambulance uniform and a move away from embroidered names on uniforms. The badges are the same as those used by many other NHS organisations and are coloured yellow as these are more accessible for t

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