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22 November 2022

Congratulations to our new governors!

Following recent elections, we’d like to welcome five new governors onto our Council of Governors. Congratulations to the following new Public Governors – Amanda Cool, Colin Hall and Barbara Wallis elected in the Upper East ((Medway/ Kent/ East London) constituency and P

21 November 2022

Birchington woman thanks life-saving ambulance crew

A woman from Birchington has thanked the ambulance team who came to her aid when she collapsed while on a cliff top walk. Patricia Seager, 68, collapsed when walking her dog with a friend, Marguerite Whitling, in Minnis Bay on the morning of 17 September after suddenly feeling unwell. The pair met with the ambulance team at Thanet Make Ready Centre in Ramsgate last week. South Eas

18 November 2022

Updated statement on Trust IT system issues

Updated statement – Friday 18 November – 5pm SECAmb Strategic Commander, Nick Keech: “We are pleased that, following the IT issues experienced by the Trust last week, and a period of operating our Computer Aided Dispatch, (CAD), from our East Emergency Operations Centre in Coxheath, Kent, all of our systems are now functioning fully. This follows an extensive test

16 November 2022

Whoever you’re cheering on – support Team SECAmb

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is asking the public for its support ahead of the World Cup beginning this week. England and Wales kick off their campaigns on Monday, (21 November), and later face each other in the group stage on the evening of Tuesday 29 November. In previous football tournaments, SECAmb has typically seen an increase in demand af

14 November 2022

Paying our respects on Remembrance Sunday

This year’s Remembrance Sunday saw us provide 86 SECAmb wreaths to be laid at services across our region – the highest number ever. Members of staff and volunteers, including operational and Emergency Operation Centre colleagues and many Community First Responder teams, took part in services in local towns and villages to mark Remembrance Sunday and to remember the service an

9 November 2022

Welcome to our latest international colleagues

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to have welcomed its latest team of international colleagues. Yesterday, (8 November), 18 paramedic colleagues joined us from South Africa, Australia, Nigeria, India and Ireland. The recruits are now undertaking their transition to UK practice course for the next few weeks before joining their new operatin

4 November 2022

SECAmb ambulances to feature Poppy Appeal images

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) vehicles will once again feature images to support the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. SECAmb is proud to be showing its support of the appeal with a special design featuring on the side 24 of its ambulances. The artwork has been funded thanks to the generous support of a number of the Trust’s suppliers and cont

26 October 2022

Trust committed to further improvements following publication of CQC report

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has reaffirmed its commitment to making improvements following the publication today, (Wednesday 26 October), of a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report. The inspection, which took place in August, and looked at SECAmb’s urgent and emergency care, as well as its resilience teams, sees the Trust’s overall rating move from ‘Go

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