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2 February 2024

Man jailed for Rochester assault and racial abuse

A man who spat on a paramedic and racially abused a police officer in Medway has been immediately jailed. Mark Lycett was intoxicated when he entered a Rochester business uninvited and caused a disturbance in the High Street, on Friday 26 January 2024. South East Coast Ambulance Service was called to the scene and, as paramedics sought to assist Lycett, he spat on one of them.

1 January 2024

SECAmb thanks staff, volunteers and public

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) would like to thank all its staff and volunteers for their dedication and hard work, not only over the festive and New Year period, but throughout the past year. It would also like to thank the public for its continued support in ensuring 999 is only used in the event of an emergency. People are urged to make use of

27 December 2023

Celebrate sensibly and stay safe this New Year’s Eve

People are urged to celebrate the New Year sensibly to minimise the impact on the ambulance service and wider NHS. South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is asking for the public’s help in managing demand and in ensuring it is as available as possible for unavoidable emergencies. SECAmb, which is already facing increase pressure on its services this mon

20 December 2023

Patient, turned colleague, reunited with ambulance team

A Crawley man who suffered serious injuries and a underwent lengthy recovery following a collision on his motorbike, before going on to join SECAmb himself, has been reunited with the team of now colleagues who came to his aid.

19 December 2023

Prison sentence for man who assaulted a police officer and paramedic

A man who assaulted a police officer and a paramedic on the day he was released from prison for the same offence was sentenced to spend 12 weeks in prison when he appeared at Guildford Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (16 December). Callum Parker, 38, of Brighton Road, Redhill, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault by beating an emergency s

17 December 2023

Help us help you this Christmas

With just one week to go until Christmas, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is urging people to check their Christmas lists include how to help themselves and the NHS this fest

14 December 2023

Nursing conference success

We were pleased to host two successful nurses conferences recently, providing our growing cohort of nursing colleagues with a platform for learning and recognition. The dedicated events, held on 23 November and 8 December, provided an opportunity for SECAmb’s 137 nurses to come together. The conference provided support for continuing professional development and revalidation, role

12 December 2023

SECAmb signs new NHS Sexual Safety Charter

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), has formally signed a new NHS Sexual Safety Charter aimed at ensuring a systematic, zero-tolerance approach to sexual misconduct and violence in the NHS. By signing the Charter, SECAmb is committing to taking and enforcing a zero-tolerance approach to any unwanted, inappropriate and/or harmful sexual behaviours within the

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