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7 May 2021

Construction work begins on new Banstead ambulance centre

Construction work has begun on what will become South East Coast Ambulance Service’s (SECAmb’s) first purpose-built Make Ready Centre in Surrey. Foundations are being laid by the Sunninghill Construction Company at SECAmb’s former headquarters site which is expected to become fully operational in Spring 2022. The development will boast a fleet workshop and SECAmb’s Make Ready vehi

4 May 2021

SECAmb appoints new Non-Executive Director

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has appointed a new Independent Non-Executive Director. Paul Brocklehurst took up his position on the Trust’s Board of Directors on 1 May 2021 and will serve a three-year term of office. Paul, from Bexhill, East Sussex, has more than 25 years’ board-level experience, most recently as the Chief Information Officer (CI

30 April 2021

SECAmb appoints Executive Director of Operations

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director of Operations. Emma Williams, previously SECAmb’s Deputy Director of Operations, was appointed on an interim basis when former Executive Director Joe Garcia retired but now takes on the new role following an extensive recruitment and selection process.

21 April 2021

Long service and achievements celebrated with virtual awards

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) staff and volunteers have been recognised for their long service and achievements in a virtual online awards ceremony. The event was arranged after SECAmb had to postpone two of its annual awards ceremonies in March 2020 due to COVID-19. Staff were given the choice to attend the virtual event or attend a future traditional

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

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