Archives (2022)

26 July 2022

Register to attend SECAmb’s Annual Members Meeting and find more about your local ambulance service

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb) is inviting members of the public to attend its Annual Members Meeting, (AMM), to discover more about their local ambulance service. The AMM, which returns as an ‘in person’ event for the first time since 2019, takes place at Lingfield Park Resort & Racecourse in Lingfield, Surrey on Friday 2 September 2022. A r

11 July 2022

Stay safe and support SECAmb as temperatures soar

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is urging the public to take some sensible actions to keep themselves and others safe as with temperatures set to remain high in the coming days. Last week, SECAmb handled in excess of [18,500] 999 calls and the hot weather is expected to see demand increase further. The Trust moved back to its highest level of escal

7 July 2022

SECAmb’s tenth Make Ready Centre officially opened

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), was pleased to officially open its latest Make Ready Centre in Banstead, Surrey. The centre, which became fully operational in May, was officially opened by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Michael More-Molyneux, yesterday, (Wednesday 6 July). Staff were joined by guests including members of Surrey Ambulance Retiremen

7 July 2022

Chief Operating Officer announces decision to leave Trust

South East Coast Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust’s (SECAmb’s), Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Finance, David Hammond, has announced his decision to leave the Trust. David, who has held numerous roles at SECAmb and in the wider NHS since he joined the Trust in 2008, is leaving to pursue new opportunities and will leave his position at the end of September. David h

27 June 2022

New study to investigate live streaming video from accident scenes

A new feasibility study is set to examine the impacts on decision making of NHS 999 emergency service staff being able to see live streamed footage of trauma incidents through the smartphones of people calling the service. Funding from the National Institute for Health Research has bought together researchers, clinicians and patient public representatives from the University of Surrey, S

23 June 2022

SECAmb achieves Armed Forces Silver Award

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb) is pleased to have achieved an Armed Forces Silver Award. The award is a progression on the Bronze Award it was granted in 2018/19 and reaffirms the Trust’s commitment to employing and supporting those with a current or previous roles in the armed forces ahead of Armed Forces Day this weekend (Saturday 25 June). SEC

22 June 2022

Trust committed to improvements following CQC inspection

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is committed to making improvements following the publication of a CQC report rating how the Trust was led as inadequate. We are pleased the excellent care provided by our staff was recognised in the report and their kind, compassionate and supportive approach towards patients was noted. We are especially pleased to

14 June 2022

SECAmb begins rollout of upgraded medicine dispensing machines

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has begun the rollout of a new generation of medicine-dispensing machines across its region. The new Omnicell, biometric, automated machines, are an upgrade to the original units first introduced in SECAmb in 2014 and have been heralded for good medicine governance by the CQC. A total of 16 new dispensers are being installe

13 June 2022

SECAmb announces new Interim Chief Executive

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to announce the appointment of Siobhan Melia as its new Interim Chief Executive. Siobhan will be seconded from her current role as Chief Executive of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and will start work on 12 July 2022. SECAmb Chair, David Astley, said: “Siobhan has a strong clinical background

31 May 2022

Celebrate safely and support the ambulance service across the Jubilee weekend

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb), is encouraging people to celebrate and enjoy the The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend safely. SECAmb is expecting to answer in the region of 10,000 calls across the four days and is also reminding people to use its services wisely. By only dialling 999 in the event of a genuine emergency and by making use of alterna

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