Archives (2023)

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 edu

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

28 April 2023

Statement on upcoming industrial action

Planned industrial action is due to take place by members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) this bank holiday weekend. One of our other unions, Unite, has also announced its members will be participating in industrial action on Tuesday 2 May (from midday – 10pm). As with any previous days of industrial action we have worked closely with our union colleagues to minimise t

21 April 2023

SECAmb team ready to set sail in Solent challenge

A team of South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) colleagues is set to take part in a sailing challenge in the Solent next month. The team of eight, made up of both experienced sailors and novices will compete against 31 other emergency service teams from across the UK and Europe in the annual UK Firefighters Sailing Challenge between May 8-11. The team will be skippered by pa

21 April 2023

SECAmb to trial fully-electric single responder vehicles

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is to trial three fully-electric vehicles as part of its plans to reduce carbon emissions and introduce zero-emission vehicles on to its fleet. The trial, part of NHS England’s Zero Emission Electric Vehicle (ZEEV) Pathfinder project, will see SECAmb funded to take delivery of three Mercedes-Benz e-Vito vehicles after the

18 April 2023

Board appointments and changes

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) is pleased to announce the appointment of a substantive Chief Finance Officer (CFO). Saba Sadiq has held a number of senior finance roles in the NHS and will take up her new role on 3 July. Following Siobhan Melia returning to her substantive role at Sussex Community Trust last month, former interim CFO Martin Sheldon was appointed as Interim C

11 April 2023

Industrial Action by Junior Doctors

Planned industrial action is taking place by junior doctors this week until 06.59 on Saturday, 15 April 2023. This will affect some NHS services so please remember: As always, call 999 if s

5 April 2023

Help ambulance service manage demand this Easter Bank Holiday weekend

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is asking the public to use its services wisely across what is expected to be a busy four-day Easter Bank Holiday weekend. People are urged make use of alternative to calling 999 if they are not facing an emergency including seeking help and advice from NHS 111 online by visiting or by calling 111. SECAm

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