Archives (2024)

11 July 2024

SECAmb announces appointment to new Chief Paramedic Officer role

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to announce the appointment of its first ever Chief Paramedic Officer. Experienced paramedic, Jaqualine Lindridge, will take up the board-level position in the autumn, following an extensive recruitment process. The role is aligned to the Trust’s new strategy which is designed to empower its most senior clinicians to work

10 July 2024

Become a volunteer CFR and consider a future career with SECAmb

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) is keen to hear from members of the public interested in taking on the rewarding role of a Community First Responder (CFR). CFRs are volunteer members of the public provided with training to respond to emergencies in the areas where they live or work. They deliver care to patients in the minutes before the arrival of ambulance crews. The Trust is current

9 July 2024

Navigating SECAmb from A-Z: An innovative tool to support patients and the public to understand our service

To aid patients and members of the public in thoroughly understanding our service, we have produced a SECAmb A-Z guide. This guide is a unique and engaging resource designed to help people navigate our Trust, one letter at a time! As well as providing an overview of SECAmb and the service we offer, the A-Z guide also highlights some aspects that we often don’t hear about, each corresponding

8 July 2024

Guildford exercise to test major incident response

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) will team up with its emergency service partners and other local agencies to test the response to a major incident. The public should be aware and not alarmed by the ‘live-play’ Exercise Comet, which will take place close to Guildford railway station on 11 July from 10am until 2.30pm. The exercise will involve partners from Surrey Lo

8 July 2024

Trust announces appointment of new Independent Non-Executive Director

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Independent Non-Executive Director. Professor Karen Norman fills a vacant post and will begin a three-year term with the Trust on 8 July. A nurse by background, Karen has worked in healthcare for 45 years in both the public and private sectors in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Gibra

24 June 2024

SECAmb announces appointment of new Director of Operations

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has announced the appointment of a new Executive Director of Operations. Jennifer Allan will replace Emma Williams in the role following Emma’s decision to relocate to the North West where she will join Mersey & West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust as a Divisional Director of Operations. Emma has served as Director of Ope

12 June 2024

Support Team SECAmb this Euros!

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) is calling for the public’s support to help it manage demand throughout the upcoming Euro 2024 football championships. England kick off their campaign against Serbia at 8pm on Sunday 16 June with Scotland taking on hosts Germany in the opening game at 8pm on Friday 14 June. Both then play two further group matches before the knock-out phase begins. The a

3 June 2024

Trust announces appointment of new Independent Non-Executive Director

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Independent Non-Executive Director. Professor Mojgan Sani began a three-year term on 1 June 2024 and has a has a professional background as a Chief Pharmacist, Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer, and Director of Medicines Optimisation in large, complex multi-site NHS acute hospitals.

30 May 2024

Gillingham runner reunites with off-duty paramedic

A Gillingham man who collapsed while taking part in a local parkrun has been reunited with the off-duty paramedic who helped to save his life.   Graeme Martin and partner, Lori, were taking part in the Gillingham parkrun at the Great Lines Park in Kent on 23 December 2023, when just a short while into the run, and while separated from Lori, Graeme suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed.   Thankf

24 May 2024

Stay cool and stay safe: Support your ambulance service this summer

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is asking members of the public to take care in the sun as the UK starts to see the return of warmer weather. In previous years, the service has seen an increased demand in 999 calls relating to dehydration and heat stroke. On particularly busy days, it can handle more than 3,000 calls a day across the Kent, Surrey and Sussex regions

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