Archives (2024)

18 July 2024

Eastbourne man thanks life-saving team

An Eastbourne man who has been on a challenging road to recovery since suffering a cardiac arrest has been reunited with some of the ambulance team who helped save his life. Scott Saunders, now 54, collapsed in cardiac arrest while out running in June 2019 with his then 9-year-old daughter Poppy. Scott, a Station Officer with East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, received by-stander CPR under the

17 July 2024

11-year-old boy reunited with crew following road traffic collision

An 11-year-old boy who was involved in a road traffic collision in Tunbridge Wells has been reunited with the ambulance service colleagues who came to his rescue. Archie Malek was riding his brother’s electric scooter on 17 October 2023, near his home in Tunbridge Wells when he was involved in the collision. Archie, who was by himself at the time, was knocked unconscious and left lying in the road

16 July 2024

Trust announces new Clinical Lead for Learning Disability and Neurodiversity

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to announce the new position of Clinical Lead for Learning Disability and Neurodiversity. Ema-Mae West, who started with the Trust on 1 May 2024, has joined on a secondment from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), where she held the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist. At GOSH, Ema-Mae was instrumental in creating comprehen

11 July 2024

SECAmb announces appointment to new Chief Paramedic Officer role

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to announce the appointment of its first ever Chief Paramedic Officer. Experienced paramedic, Jaqualine Lindridge, will take up the board-level position in the autumn, following an extensive recruitment process. The role is aligned to the Trust’s new strategy which is designed to empower its most senior clinicians to work

10 July 2024

Become a volunteer CFR and consider a future career with SECAmb

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) is keen to hear from members of the public interested in taking on the rewarding role of a Community First Responder (CFR). CFRs are volunteer members of the public provided with training to respond to emergencies in the areas where they live or work. They deliver care to patients in the minutes before the arrival of ambulance crews. The Trust is current

9 July 2024

Navigating SECAmb from A-Z: An innovative tool to support patients and the public to understand our service

To aid patients and members of the public in thoroughly understanding our service, we have produced a SECAmb A-Z guide. This guide is a unique and engaging resource designed to help people navigate our Trust, one letter at a time! As well as providing an overview of SECAmb and the service we offer, the A-Z guide also highlights some aspects that we often don’t hear about, each corresponding

8 July 2024

Guildford exercise to test major incident response

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) will team up with its emergency service partners and other local agencies to test the response to a major incident. The public should be aware and not alarmed by the ‘live-play’ Exercise Comet, which will take place close to Guildford railway station on 11 July from 10am until 2.30pm. The exercise will involve partners from Surrey Lo

8 July 2024

Trust announces appointment of new Independent Non-Executive Director

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Independent Non-Executive Director. Professor Karen Norman fills a vacant post and will begin a three-year term with the Trust on 8 July. A nurse by background, Karen has worked in healthcare for 45 years in both the public and private sectors in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Gibra

24 June 2024

SECAmb announces appointment of new Director of Operations

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has announced the appointment of a new Executive Director of Operations. Jennifer Allan will replace Emma Williams in the role following Emma’s decision to relocate to the North West where she will join Mersey & West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust as a Divisional Director of Operations. Emma has served as Director of Ope

12 June 2024

Support Team SECAmb this Euros!

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) is calling for the public’s support to help it manage demand throughout the upcoming Euro 2024 football championships. England kick off their campaign against Serbia at 8pm on Sunday 16 June with Scotland taking on hosts Germany in the opening game at 8pm on Friday 14 June. Both then play two further group matches before the knock-out phase begins. The a

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