Archives (2020)

1 October 2020

Enhanced NHS111 service launches for Kent, Medway & Sussex

The NHS111 service in Kent, Medway and Sussex is being enhanced and patients can now expect a more robust response with the same expert advice now delivered by a wider range of healthcare professionals. GPs, paramedics, nurses, mental health professionals, dental nurses and pharmacists will be part of the enhanced NHS111 clinical assessment service which launched today (1 October 2020).

28 August 2020

Joint police and ambulance response service proving successful in Brighton

Meet the police and ambulance Joint Response Unit (JRU) vehicle team which has been patrolling and responding to incidents in Brighton and Hove. The vehicle which is staffed by Sussex Police and South East Coast Ambulance (SECAmb) allows a response police officer and a paramedic to work together to respond to incidents which require both services. The SECAmb vehicle, is kitted out

26 August 2020

Public invited to join virtual Annual Members Meeting

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) will hold a virtual Annual Members Meeting next week and is inviting members of the public to join the online event. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s event will take place via Microsoft Teams Live on Friday 4 September between 3pm-4.15pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from members of the Trust Board a

25 August 2020

Trust achieves gold award for commitment to equality and diversity

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to have achieved a gold award from enei (Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion). The TIDE (Talent Inclusion and Diversity Evaluation) gold award is the third year in a row SECAmb has been recognised by the organisation following two silver awards. SECAmb is the only ambulance trust in a record 98 en

17 August 2020

New combined ambulance and 111 centre for Medway given planning go ahead

Plans to develop a new multi-purpose ambulance centre in Gillingham have been given the green light by planners. In a first for South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), the development at Bredgar Road would comprise of a new Make Ready Centre for the Medway region, as well as 999 and NHS 111 operations centres relocated from Coxheath and Ashford in Kent respecti

15 July 2020

SECAmb introduces new spinal care guidelines

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is the first ambulance service in the country to introduce new pioneering guidance aimed at improving the treatment of spinal injury patients. The guidance includes the ending of the use of neck braces or semi-rigid collars on spinal injury patients. The ground-breaking approach is only currently in place in three other cou

23 June 2020

Public urged to take care as temperatures rise

With hot weather forecast across much of its region this week, South East Coast Ambulance Service, (SECAmb), is reminding people to take additional care and precautions to stay safe in the sun. Temperatures are expected to reach 30 degrees in some parts of the south east. While this will be welcomed by many, it can bring with it an increase in certain calls for the ambulance service.

16 June 2020

Trust announces death of Non-Executive Director

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is sad to announce the death of one of its Non-Executive Directors, Tricia McGregor. Tricia, from Epsom, Surrey, was serving a three-year term with the Trust which began in January 2018. She passed away following a short but serious illness. A speech and language therapist and visiting professor in the School of Heal

5 June 2020

Chertsey ambulance staff make a heartfelt donation as children return to school

As thousands of younger pupils are set to return to school this week, staff based out of Chertsey Make Ready Centre are paying forward an idea to support children locally who may struggle emotionally returning to school after the lockdown by donating pairs of fabric hearts. Paramedic, Jodie Nutley-West, from South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foudation Trust, (SECAmb), noticed the em

2 June 2020

SECAmb thanks volunteers for support and commitment

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has praised the efforts of its volunteers for their support and care they provide to patients and staff across its region. This week (1-7 June), as part of Volunteers’ Week, SECAmb is thanking all its volunteers for their ongoing commitment. Volunteer roles include Community First Responders (CFRs), Trust chaplains,

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