Archives (2023)

27 January 2023

Trust announces two new board appointments

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), has announced the appointment of two new Board members. Joining the executive team as Chief Medical Officer is Dr Rachel Oaten, while Max Puller joins the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director for an initial term of three years. Rachel will join the Trust on 1 February with Max taking up his role from 6 February. Dr Oaten

26 January 2023

Support for former paramedics to return to practice

The southeast branch of Health Education for England (HEE) has just launched a campaign to support paramedics, who may have taken a career break, back to practice. So if you are a former paramedic  or you know someone who may be interested in returning to practice, the HEE may be able to help them back into the service. In a collaboration between HEE, the University of Cumbria along with o

23 January 2023

Trust takes delivery of newly-configured ambulances

As we continue to develop our operational fleet, South East Coast Ambulance Service, (SECAmb), staff will have the opportunity to view a newly-configured Fiat ambulance, which has been amended using feedback from a range of clinical staff, union representatives and the Trust’s fleet department. The new vehicle, which include changes aimed at improving functionality for crews whilst also fitting th

12 January 2023

Industrial Action – update

We would like to thank the public for their continued support in using our services wisely and keeping 999 for emergencies only. Ahead of yesterday’s, (11 January), industrial action, undertaken in our region by the GMB Union, between 00:01 and 23:59, we worked closely with the union and all staff to ensure we continued to respond to our most seriously unwell or injured patients and that the impac

4 January 2023

Forthcoming industrial action

In the South East Coast Ambulance Service region, the GMB Union balloted its members for industrial action and met the legal threshold to take action. The first day of industrial action took place on 21 December 2022. The second day is due to take place on Wednesday 11 January 2023 (00:01 to 23:59). We continue to ask for the public’s support ahead of and during the planned day of industrial actio

3 January 2023

SECAmb thanks, staff, volunteers and public

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), would like to thank the public for its continued support in keeping 999 for emergencies only. It would also like to thank all staff and volunteers for their commitment and hard work following a number of weeks of significant pressure and a busy Christmas and New Year Period. Pressure on both the Trust’s 999 and 111 services is expe

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