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21 April 2023

SECAmb team ready to set sail in Solent challenge

A team of South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) colleagues is set to take part in a sailing challenge in the Solent next month. The team of eight, made up of both experienced sailors and novices will compete against 31 other emergency service teams from across the UK and Europe in the annual UK Firefighters Sailing Challenge between May 8-11. The team will be skippered by pa

21 April 2023

SECAmb to trial fully-electric single responder vehicles

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is to trial three fully-electric vehicles as part of its plans to reduce carbon emissions and introduce zero-emission vehicles on to its fleet. The trial, part of NHS England’s Zero Emission Electric Vehicle (ZEEV) Pathfinder project, will see SECAmb funded to take delivery of three Mercedes-Benz e-Vito vehicles after the

18 April 2023

Board appointments and changes

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) is pleased to announce the appointment of a substantive Chief Finance Officer (CFO). Saba Sadiq has held a number of senior finance roles in the NHS and will take up her new role on 3 July. Following Siobhan Melia returning to her substantive role at Sussex Community Trust last month, former interim CFO Martin Sheldon was appointed as Interim C

11 April 2023

Industrial Action by Junior Doctors

Planned industrial action is taking place by junior doctors this week until 06.59 on Saturday, 15 April 2023. This will affect some NHS services so please remember: As always, call 999 if s

5 April 2023

Help ambulance service manage demand this Easter Bank Holiday weekend

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is asking the public to use its services wisely across what is expected to be a busy four-day Easter Bank Holiday weekend. People are urged make use of alternative to calling 999 if they are not facing an emergency including seeking help and advice from NHS 111 online by visiting or by calling 111. SECAm

31 March 2023

HART paramedics to benefit from confined-space training facility

South East Coast Ambulance Service’s (SECAmb) Hazardous Area Response Team, (HART), paramedics will benefit from a new confined-space training facility recently installed at their base in Ashford, Kent.

16 March 2023

Industrial action paused following pay offer

We understand industrial action planned by a number of the Trust’s unions has been paused after national talks between the government and unions resulted in a new pay offer. The offer will now be voted on by staff in the coming weeks during which time strike action will be paused. SECAmb welcomes the development and hopes the pay dispute can be resolved as soon as possible.

15 March 2023

Reigate man reunited with lifesavers, encourages all to learn CPR

A Reigate man has leant his voice to calls for everyone to learn CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) after being reunited with some of the ambulance team who help save his life. Michael Woolley, 80, suffered a cardiac arrest at his home on the afternoon of 14 December last year. His wife, Lynn, who joined him when he visited Banstead Make Ready Centre recently, immediately began CPR, ca

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