Archives (2023)

26 June 2023

NHS 111 staff to move into new ambulance centre in Gillingham

Staff from South East Coast Ambulance’s NHS 111 service will begin to move into a new multi-purpose ambulance and contact centre in Gillingham this week. The staff, who are currently based in Ashford, Kent, are expected to move in to the building from Wednesday, 28 June. They will join their 999 frontline operations colleagues who moved into the building earlier this month with both teams being jo

23 June 2023

SECAmb thanks colleagues and their families this Armed Forces Day

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) would like to pay tribute and thank all colleagues and their families with links to the armed forces ahead of this year’s Armed Forces Day tomorrow (Saturday, 24 June). The Trust is proud to have close links with the armed forces with of its staff and volunteers either having served in a previous career or continuing to serve as a re

6 June 2023

Ambulance crews to move into new ambulance centre in Gillingham

Ambulance crews will begin to move into South East Coast Ambulance Service’s new multi-purpose ambulance centre in Gillingham this week. Operational staff from the Trust’s Medway Operational Unit are expected to begin to move into the new centre from Thursday (8 June). Ambulance crews currently starting and ending their shifts at Medway Ambulance Station in Chatham will instead start and finish at

5 June 2023

Trust extends use of body worn cameras to additional locations

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is extending the availability of body worn cameras for its frontline crews to more sites across its region. The cameras, which aim to reduce violence and aggression towards ambulance crews, and which are for voluntary use by staff, will be available across all of the Trust’s reporting sites and a total of 25 Trust locations. The devi

31 May 2023

Learn to save a life with Restart a Heart Week this October

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is keen to hear from schools, colleges and young person’s organisations interested in taking part in this year’s Restart a Heart Day. The annual initiative is led by the Resuscitation Council UK in partnership with organisations including the British Heart Foundation and is held on or around 16 October each year. This year, SECAmb,

26 May 2023

SECAmb celebrates and thanks volunteers

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is paying tribute to the more than 400 volunteers that play a vital role its service as part of this year’s National Volunteers’ Week. The week, supported by thousands of charities and organisations across the country, takes place between 1-7 June with 2023 marking its 39th year. Across the week, which this year has the theme, ‘Celeb

18 May 2023

Dover man jailed for nuisance calls to emergency services

A Dover man who bombarded emergency services with abusive and threatening calls has been jailed. Douglas White made multiple calls to Kent Police, South East Coast Ambulance Service as well as other NHS services between 10 January and 14 April 2023. During some of the calls he would remain silent, but on other occasions, he would not let the call-taker speak and would shout abuse and threats at th

12 May 2023

First SECAmb staff complete Apprentice Paramedic Programme

The first cohort of South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) staff to undertake the Trust’s Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship Paramedic Programme have been recognised at a special ceremony to celebrate the completion of their journey to becoming a Paramedic. The programme, delivered in partnership with the University of Cumbria, sees staff complete their paramedic education ove

10 May 2023

Life-saving ambulance crew celebrate at cardiac arrest survivor’s wedding

An ambulance crew who saved the life of an East Sussex man were delighted to celebrate with him on his wedding day. Chris Hinchcliffe, now aged 37, from Etchingham, collapsed in front of South East Coast Ambulance crew Tim Hodgson and Laura Huggett as they were assessing him for chest pain at his home on 26 October 2020. The pair were delighted to be invited to join Chris and wife Sasha at their w

3 May 2023

Stay safe and support the ambulance service throughout the Coronation weekend

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is encouraging people to celebrate the historic King’s Coronation bank holiday weekend safely. It is also reminding people of the importance of using its services wisely by only dialling 999 in the event of a serious emergency. By making use of alternatives for help and advice when it’s not an emergency, including visiting NHS 111 On

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