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

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

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

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