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19 October 2021

Long service and achievement celebrated at Trust awards

The long service and achievements of South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) staff and volunteers have been recognised at the second of the Trust’s annual awards ceremonies. The awards, primarily covering Surrey, took place at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking on the evening of Thursday 14 October. Medals and awards for long service were presented in person w

11 October 2021

Staff, volunteers and public recognised at first of Trust’s annual awards

The long service and achievements of South East Coast Ambulance Service staff, volunteers and members of the public have been recognised at the first of the Trust’s annual awards ceremonies. The awards, primarily covering Kent, took place at The Orangery, Turkey Mill, Maidstone on the evening of Thursday 7 October. The ceremony saw long-service award winners gather in person for t

28 September 2021

Work starts on new multi-purpose ambulance, 999 and NHS 111 centre in Medway

Building work has started on South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust’s (SECAmb’s) new multi-purpose ambulance, 999 and NHS 111 centre in Gillingham. The development will include 999 and 111 call centre operations as well as a Make Ready Centre – the only one of its kind to bring all three functions together under one roof. Building work at the Bredgar Road site foll

21 September 2021

Trust welcomes new 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. A registered nurse by background, Liz Sharp was appointed by SECAmb’s Council of Governors and began a three-year term of office on 19 September. With more than 30-years’ background in both the public and private health sectors, she brings w

15 September 2021

Worthing man sentenced for nuisance calls to NHS 111

A Worthing man who admitted making more than a thousand nuisance calls to a free NHS advice line in two years, costing the taxpayer more that £20,000, has been sentenced. Richard William Cove, 45, a buyer, of Boundary Road, Heene, Worthing, was given a 16 week prison sentence suspended for 24 months at Worthing Magistrates Court on Monday 13 September having previously pleaded guilty to

9 September 2021

Little Lila and lifesavers special guests as Duke of Cambridge marks Emergency Services Day

A 5-year-old girl from Rainham, Kent, and the off-duty SECAmb and Kent Fire and Rescue Service members of staff who saved her life were special guests as HRH The Duke of Cambridge marked Emergency Services Day today (9 September). Lila Page attended the royal engagement at Dockhead Fire Station, South London, with mum Tracey Bell, ambulance technician, Charlotte Speers along with on call

16 August 2021

Public invited to join virtual Annual Members Meeting

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is inviting members of the public to join a virtual Annual Members Meeting which it will hold next month. People can find out more about their local ambulance service in the online event which will take place on Friday 3 September from 2.30pm-4pm. Attendees will hear from a variety of speakers including the Trust’s

11 August 2021

Worthing man convicted of making more than a thousand nuisance calls to NHS

A Worthing man has admitted making more than a thousand nuisance calls to a free NHS advice line in two years, costing the taxpayer more that £20,000.  

26 July 2021

Executive Director announces decision to leave the NHS

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust’s (SECAmb) Executive Director of Nursing and Quality has accepted a new position outside the Trust. Bethan Eaton-Haskins, who has also been SECAmb’s Lead Director for COVID-19, has decided to take up a new role outside of the NHS. The Trust is working to finalise Bethan’s leaving date. Bethan has made a significant contributi

25 July 2021

People across South East urged to make use of 111 online for medical advice

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is encouraging the public to use NHS 111 online for medical advice, with demand for 999 calls increasing and ambulance staff helping more patients. The 111 Online service offers patients quick advice on the best option for them to get the care they need, including getting a call back from a trained clinician or nurse, booki

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