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20 October 2020

Support your ambulance service – prepare for winter as clocks go back

As clocks turn back this weekend, (Sunday 25 October), and evenings draw in, South East Coast Ambulance Service, (SECAmb), is asking the public for its support by taking some simple steps to prepare for winter. Winter is always a busy time for the ambulance service but the additional pressures associated with responding to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic mean the coming months will

2 October 2020

Improvements to ambulance centre in Banstead given planning go ahead

Plans to develop a new Make Ready Centre for South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) operations in Banstead, Surrey, have been given the green light by council planners. Building work on what was formerly SECAmb’s HQ at The Horseshoe, and what will be the first purpose-built Make Ready Centre in Surrey, is expected to begin next year ahead of it becoming fully op

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).

30 September 2020

Trust appoints new Non-Executive Director

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Non-Executive Director. The Trust’s Council of Governors recently passed a resolution to appoint Professor Tom Quinn to the role. Tom, who works at St George’s, University of London and Kingston University, will begin a three-year term of office on 1 October, subject to the us

30 September 2020

Sussex couple thank quick-thinking ambulance crew

A couple from Felpham, West Sussex, have praised the actions of a South East Coast Ambulance (SECAmb) crew who came to the aid of their three-year-old son. Mum, Amy Hickling and dad Ian Cole, have thanked friend and neighbour, paramedic Steve Leggatt and his crew mate Keith Roskilly for the quick treatment they provided to son Mason, after he

30 September 2020

Ambulance crews return to improved and modernised Sheppey station

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) staff have returned to Sheppey Ambulance Station following a six-month major refurbishment project. The station modernisation forms part of the Trust’s ongoing work to convert all of its estate to its Make Ready system – a vehicle preparation system which sees specialist teams of staff employed to clean, restock and maintain vehicles, meaning s

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

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