Archives (2023)

11 August 2023

Public call to help shape the future of our service

We want to give the public a greater voice in shaping our ambulance trust’s future and so are calling on members of the public to help us achieve our aim by joining our Community Forum. The forum will provide people within our region the opportunity to share their experiences and views about our 999 and 111 services. The Trust’s Patient Engagement Lead, Victoria Baldock said: “It is really importa

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 weather warning

3 August 2023

SECAmb invests in support for colleagues exposed to traumatic events

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is investing in a support programme to assist staff and volunteers who have been exposed to traumatic events. The Trust is investing £40,000 per year, initially for the next two years, into its Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) programme. TRiM, founded by March on Stress, and introduced across SECAmb in 2016, uses structured peer-to-pe

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. After quickly rec

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 patients are often waiting too long for an ambulance response or being taken to hospital when they could be treated elsewhere, including by community healthcare providers, SECAmb is developin

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 attack when aged j

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. The extensive refurbishm

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 England to

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 Myhill at Sou

5 July 2023

TeamSECAmb celebrating the NHS 75th Birthday this week

Chief Executive Simon Weldon thanks colleagues, volunteers and their families for their support of the NHS Simon has thanked colleagues, volunteers and their families for their continued support the NHS has it marks its 75th birthday.  You can watch it message here. Colleagues greatly honoured to celebrate the NHSR

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