Archives (2024)

21 February 2024

SECAmb paramedics win regional research award

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) paramedics delivering the PARAMEDIC-3 Trial have won the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network Kent, Surrey and Sussex Research Support Award 2023. The awards exist to thank colleagues who do not have a formal role in research activity but have provided essential support to conduct research. Thi

20 February 2024

Volunteer film highlights importance of bystander CPR

A short film highlighting the importance of bystander CPR and the use of public access defibrillators has been produced by Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells Community First Responder, (CFR), team. The volunteer team is one of close to 60 teams which is trained by and works with South East Coast Ambulance Service, with responders attending certain emergencies and providing vital, often life-s

13 February 2024

Clinical hubs benefitting patients and reducing demand on A&E

Two clinical co-ordination hubs set up as trials by South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), in partnership with NHS Trusts in Kent, have been extended having delivered positive early results.

2 February 2024

Man jailed for Rochester assault and racial abuse

A man who spat on a paramedic and racially abused a police officer in Medway has been immediately jailed. Mark Lycett was intoxicated when he entered a Rochester business uninvited and caused a disturbance in the High Street, on Friday 26 January 2024. South East Coast Ambulance Service was called to the scene and, as paramedics sought to assist Lycett, he spat on one of them.

1 January 2024

SECAmb thanks staff, volunteers and public

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) would like to thank all its staff and volunteers for their dedication and hard work, not only over the festive and New Year period, but throughout the past year. It would also like to thank the public for its continued support in ensuring 999 is only used in the event of an emergency. People are urged to make use of

27 December 2023

Celebrate sensibly and stay safe this New Year’s Eve

People are urged to celebrate the New Year sensibly to minimise the impact on the ambulance service and wider NHS. South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is asking for the public’s help in managing demand and in ensuring it is as available as possible for unavoidable emergencies. SECAmb, which is already facing increase pressure on its services this mon

20 December 2023

Patient, turned colleague, reunited with ambulance team

A Crawley man who suffered serious injuries and a underwent lengthy recovery following a collision on his motorbike, before going on to join SECAmb himself, has been reunited with the team of now colleagues who came to his aid.

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