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1 April 2022

SECAmb thanks fire and rescue services for pandemic support

During the pandemic, South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) has enjoyed fantastic support from its fire and rescue colleagues from Kent, Surrey and East & West Sussex fire services. The services have supported the Trust in a number of different ways, including logistics capacity and capability, support with itstesting programme and driving ambulances to support our clinicians.

28 February 2022

Trust supports national anti-violence and aggression campaign

Today (28 February) South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) joins its ambulance colleagues across England in supporting the launch of a national campaign which aims to address the growing aggression and violence aimed at ambulance staff. The Work Without Fear campaign has been instigated because of a growing number of staff reporting being abused or attacked. Nationally, nearly 12,00

16 February 2022

SECAmb Medical Director receives Queen’s Ambulance Medal

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), Medical Director, Dr Fionna Moore, has received a prestigious Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal, (QAM). Fionna was presented with her medal by HRH The Princess Royal, yesterday, (15 February), at an investiture at Windsor Castle, having been named as a recipient in last summer’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. Fionna is on

11 January 2022

Statement on sentencing of two former members of staff at Canterbury Crown Court

Two former members of staff were sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court today (11 January). Full details of their crimes are available here: Thieves jailed for stealing vital medication from patients’ homes | Kent Police Dr Fionna Moore, Medical Dir

6 January 2022

Trust statement on fatal collision involving ambulance

It is with huge sadness that we confirm the death of a paramedic involved in a collision on the A21 yesterday evening (5 January 2022). South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) was yesterday (5 January 2022) called to the scene of a road traffic collision on the southbound carriageway of the A21 near Tonbridge at 8.20pm.  The collision involved a Trust ambulance a

1 January 2022

Service thanks staff and volunteers – Support your ambulance service in 2022

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) would like to thank its staff and volunteers for their hard work and commitment throughout the festive and New Year period and is asking the public for their continued support in 2022. Between 8pm on New Year’s Eve and 3am on New Year’s Day, SECAmb answered 985 999 calls – a slight increase on 2019 and a more than 20% incre

20 December 2021

What’s left to do on your Christmas list? Support SECAmb this festive season

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is urging people to carry out a final check of their Christmas lists to ensure they have done everything to protect themselves and others this Christmas. While picking up the turkey and those last-minute gifts are sure to feature, people are also urged to get a covid vaccine or booster as soon as they are able to and also e

13 December 2021

Make use of NHS 111 and help yourself and the ambulance service this winter

With more than 6,000 999 calls to South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) not requiring an ambulance response each month, people are urged to consider whether their concerns could be more appropriately managed by the NHS 111 service. NHS 111, which SECAmb operates itself across Sussex, Kent and Medway, is available by phoning 111 or by visiting 111.nhs.uk online. Regardless of the me

30 November 2021

Make the right choice this winter

With a record number of 999 calls answered in October, the ambulance service is urging people to make the right choices to help it manage demand this winter. South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) answered approximately 89,000 calls in October – a call every 30 seconds and an increase of more than 20,000 on the number of calls the Trust answered in October 2019

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