Archives (2023)

3 March 2023

Industrial Action for Monday, 6 March, is postponed

  Industrial action which was planned to take place at SECAmb on Monday 6 March 2023 has been postponed. Industrial action that members of GMB and Unite were due to take tomorrow has be

16 February 2023

Industrial Action on Monday, 20 February 2023

In the South East Coast Ambulance Service region, the GMB Union balloted its members for industrial action last year and met the legal threshold to take action. To date, industrial action has taken place on 21 December 2022 and on 11 January and 6 February 202. The GMB Union has announced further days of industrial action on 20 February, 6 March and 20 March. As with the previous

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.

22 December 2022

Industrial Action Update

We continue to face significant pressure on both our 999 and 111 services, as we did prior to yesterday’s industrial action. Although yesterday was a challenging day for the ambulance service, our planning and preparation with NHS partners across Kent, Surrey and Sussex enabled us to ensure that we continued to respond to our most seriously and unwell patients. We would like to ex

8 July 2022

Trust marks International Paramedics Day 2022

Today we are marking the incredible work done by paramedics around the world, including the fantastic 1,231 paramedics who work for us, as it is International Paramedics Day! For the first time, we are honouring the incredible achievements of paramedics around the world on Friday, 8 July – the birth date of Dominique-Jean Larrey, the man who is considered to be the father of modern-day a

30 September 2020

Trust appoints new Non-Executive Director

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Non-Executive Director. The Trust’s Council of Governors recently passed a resolution to appoint Professor Tom Quinn to the role. Tom, who works at St George’s, University of London and Kingston University, will begin a three-year term of office on 1 October, subject to the us

30 September 2020

Sussex couple thank quick-thinking ambulance crew

A couple from Felpham, West Sussex, have praised the actions of a South East Coast Ambulance (SECAmb) crew who came to the aid of their three-year-old son. Mum, Amy Hickling and dad Ian Cole, have thanked friend and neighbour, paramedic Steve Leggatt and his crew mate Keith Roskilly for the quick treatment they provided to son Mason, after he

30 September 2020

Ambulance crews return to improved and modernised Sheppey station

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) staff have returned to Sheppey Ambulance Station following a six-month major refurbishment project. The station modernisation forms part of the Trust’s ongoing work to convert all of its estate to its Make Ready system – a vehicle preparation system which sees specialist teams of staff employed to clean, restock and maintain vehicles, meaning s

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