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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

27 January 2021

SECAmb welcomes military support

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), will benefit from the support of a number of military personnel who will work alongside ambulance staff over the coming weeks to respond to patients as the service continues to face increased pressure. The Trust has welcomed the support which follows a request to the Ministry of Defence, approved under the Military Aid to

19 January 2021

Firefighters ready to provide additional support to ambulance service

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is further developing the close relationship it has with its region’s fire services with a number of firefighters volunteering to be ready to provide additional support as required. SECAmb has been working closely with its emergency service colleagues since the start of the pandemic. During the first wave a number of firefi

1 January 2021

SECAmb thanks staff and volunteers as demand remains high

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), has thanked its staff and volunteers for their efforts and ongoing commitment following an extremely challenging year. The service also thanks the public for its continued support and is urging everyone to continue to follow all the latest coronavirus restrictions and guidance in their area to limit the spread of the viru

31 December 2020

See in 2021 safely at home

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is urging people to see in the new year safely by staying at home. The service is continuing to experience very busy days and is working hard to respond to patients as quickly as possible. SECAmb is asking the public for its support in strictly following coronavirus guidance and restrictions to reduce the spread of the infe

30 December 2020

SECAmb trio receive MBEs

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is delighted that three members of its staff have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list. Director of Operations, Joe Garcia, Director of Quality and Nursing, Bethan Eaton-Haskins and Ambulance Technician, Peter Glover, all receive MBEs for their service and commitment over many years. Joe and Bethan receive

16 December 2020

Prepare and stay safe this Christmas

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) is urging people to plan ahead to ensure they keep themselves and others safe this Christmas. Those who require repeat prescriptions are asked to ensure they have adequate supply especially ahead of the extended four-day Christmas bank holiday weekend. In addition, by carrying out some home checks including restocking basic medicine cabi

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