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29 March 2021

SECAmb thanks retiring Director of Operations

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is bidding a fond farewell to its Executive Director of Operations, Joe Garcia, who is retiring after more than 35 years in the ambulance service at the end of this month. SECAmb’s current Deputy Director of Operations, Emma Williams, will fill the role on an interim basis until a formal appointment process is completed.

15 March 2021

SECAmb Chair reappointed for further three-year term

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is pleased to announce the reappointment of its Chair, David Astley, for a second three-year term. David’s reappointment was formally approved by the Trust’s Council of Governors at its most recent meeting on 4 March. Welcoming David’s appointment, SECAmb Chief Executive, Philip Astle said: “I am delighted to be ab

5 March 2021

Plans to redevelop Banstead ambulance site progress

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) plans to develop a new ambulance centre in Banstead, Surrey, are continuing to progress. Demolition of the Trust’s former headquarters building has commenced ahead of construction work beginning on the site. The development at The Horseshoe will be SECAmb’s first purpose-built Make Ready Centre in Surrey. Expected to be fully operational

4 March 2021

SECAmb marks 50 years since birth of UK paramedics in Brighton

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) is celebrating 50 years since the birth of the UK paramedic profession in Brighton. It was March 1971 when the first ‘ambulance men’, who had been selected for addit

4 March 2021

SECAmb appoints new Non-executive Director

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has welcomed a new Independent Non-Executive Director. Dr Subo Shanmuganathan took up her position on the Trust’s Board of Directors this week (1 March 2021) and will serve a three-year term of office. Subo has a varied career in complex education, clinical and regulatory executive roles and has held several non-exec

3 March 2021

A Message from HRH The Prince of Wales

In this short message, HRH The Prince of Wales passes on his heartfelt thanks & gratitude to all ambulance staff and volunteers for the incredible work undertaken across the country during the pandemic. Regardless of role, every

27 January 2021

SECAmb welcomes military support

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), will benefit from the support of a number of military personnel who will work alongside ambulance staff over the coming weeks to respond to patients as the service continues to face increased pressure. The Trust has welcomed the support which follows a request to the Ministry of Defence, approved under the Military Aid to

19 January 2021

Firefighters ready to provide additional support to ambulance service

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is further developing the close relationship it has with its region’s fire services with a number of firefighters volunteering to be ready to provide additional support as required. SECAmb has been working closely with its emergency service colleagues since the start of the pandemic. During the first wave a number of firefi

1 January 2021

SECAmb thanks staff and volunteers as demand remains high

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), has thanked its staff and volunteers for their efforts and ongoing commitment following an extremely challenging year. The service also thanks the public for its continued support and is urging everyone to continue to follow all the latest coronavirus restrictions and guidance in their area to limit the spread of the viru

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