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12 November 2021

Canterbury cardiac arrest survivor thanks ambulance team

A man from Barham, near Canterbury who required seven shocks from a defibrillator to restart his heart has been reunited with the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) team who saved his life. Mike Ferguson, 54, is also warning others not to ignore the potential signs of a heart problem after his partner, Helena, called 999 when his chest pain, which he had experienced for some fou

3 November 2021

Take care this bonfire, fireworks and Diwali season

South East Coast Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is urging people to act sensibly and follow safety advice ahead of bonfire and fireworks night. SECAmb also wishes everyone a safe and happy Diwali which begins tomorrow (Thursday 4 November). SECAmb is asking everyone celebrating over both the bonfire and Diwali period to follow some simple tips to stay injury free and avoid the n

1 November 2021

Medicines Safety Week – #MedSafetyWeek

This week is Medicines Safety Week and each day, our Medicines Team are sharing some of the steps we take in SECAmb to make sure we use medicines safely.

26 October 2021

Ambulances to feature Poppy Appeal image

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to once again be showing its support of the British Legion’s Poppy Appeal by featuring a special design on the side of some of its ambulances Vehicles across the Trust’s fleet will feature poppy stickers with an additional 12 ambulances, spread across the Trust’s Kent, Surrey and Sussex region, carrying a larger

26 October 2021

Long service and special achievements highlighted at awards

Awards for long service and achievements were presented to South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) staff, volunteers and the public at the third and final Trust annual awards ceremony. The event, primarily covering Sussex, took place at Buxted Park Hotel, near Uckfield on the evening of Thursday 21 October. Those receiving medals and awards for long servic

25 October 2021

Can you help your ambulance service?

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is seeking friendly and enthusiastic people able to spare some time to volunteer to support its busy teams. The Trust is setting up a dedicated group of ‘Wellbeing Volunteers’ to play a key role in supporting staff wellbeing

19 October 2021

Long service and achievement celebrated at Trust awards

The long service and achievements of South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) staff and volunteers have been recognised at the second of the Trust’s annual awards ceremonies. The awards, primarily covering Surrey, took place at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking on the evening of Thursday 14 October. Medals and awards for long service were presented in person w

11 October 2021

Staff, volunteers and public recognised at first of Trust’s annual awards

The long service and achievements of South East Coast Ambulance Service staff, volunteers and members of the public have been recognised at the first of the Trust’s annual awards ceremonies. The awards, primarily covering Kent, took place at The Orangery, Turkey Mill, Maidstone on the evening of Thursday 7 October. The ceremony saw long-service award winners gather in person for t

28 September 2021

Work starts on new multi-purpose ambulance, 999 and NHS 111 centre in Medway

Building work has started on South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust’s (SECAmb’s) new multi-purpose ambulance, 999 and NHS 111 centre in Gillingham. The development will include 999 and 111 call centre operations as well as a Make Ready Centre – the only one of its kind to bring all three functions together under one roof. Building work at the Bredgar Road site foll

21 September 2021

Trust welcomes new Non-Executive Director

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Independent Non-Executive Director. A registered nurse by background, Liz Sharp was appointed by SECAmb’s Council of Governors and began a three-year term of office on 19 September. With more than 30-years’ background in both the public and private health sectors, she brings w

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