Archives (2023)

3 August 2023

Stay safe this Brighton Pride weekend

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is urging the public to take care and help it manage demand as Brighton Pride takes place in the city this weekend (5-6 August). Those attending are asked to plan ahead and stay safe across what is always a busy weekend in the city. People are also reminded to keep an eye on weather forecast with rain forecast and a weath

31 July 2023

Medway cardiac arrest survivor meets life-saving team

A Medway man, who suffered a cardiac arrest at Chatham railway station, has been reunited with some of the team who helped save his life. Dean Upton, now 53, from Maidstone, collapsed at the station on the evening of 11 April 2022. He and his family visited South East Coast Ambulance Service’s (SECAmb) Make Ready Centre in Gillingham recently to thank some of those who responded.

27 July 2023

Trust working with partners to improve care for lower category call patients

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is working with its partners to establish ways of improving the care received by lower category call patients. Recognising that many of these p

26 July 2023

Crawley cardiac arrest survivor reunited with ambulance team

A father-of-three from Crawley who collapsed in cardiac arrest has been reunited with the South East Coast Ambulance Service, (SECAmb), team who helped save his life. Taxi driver, Usman Hussain, 36, visited SECAmb’s Gatwick Make Ready Centre recently to personally thank the team who came to his aid at his home in Crawley on 6 August 2022. Usman, who had suffered a previous heart a

24 July 2023

Staff gather to mark Cherstey Make Ready Centre reopening

Almost a year to the day since a burst mains water pipe in the road outside caused a massive flood, the weekend saw celebrations get underway to mark the re-opening of Chertsey Make Ready Centre after a £500,000 upgrade. Whilst repair work needed to be undertaken, the opportunity was seized to also carry out some much-needed improvements to the staff facilities at the MRC.

24 July 2023

First SECAmb staff graduate from new Paramedic Apprentice Programme

The first South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) staff to undertake an Apprentice Paramedic Programme donned their gowns and mortarboards at the first graduation ceremony for the University of Cumbria (UoC) degree. The ceremony, held at Carlisle Cathedral on Wednesday (19 July), saw the paramedics gather with more than 200 fellow paramedic graduates from across

14 July 2023

Thanet heart-attack patient man thanks ambulance crew

A grateful Faversham man has been reunited with the ambulance crew who came to his aid when he suffered a heart attack. Telecoms manager, Dave Tynan, 54, who experienced chest pain at his home on the evening of 29 April this year, urged others not to ignore the signs of a heart attack, after he was reunited recently with Paramedic, Amba Cooper and Emergency Care Support Worker, Ollie Myh

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