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10 December 2020

Please use 999 wisely and help us help you

With colder temperatures having arrived and the festive period fast approaching, South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) is reminding the public of the need to use 999 wisely. As the service continually prioritises its response to its most seriously ill and injured patients, just a small percentage of calls fall into the highest category of call requiring an immediate ambulance respo

2 December 2020

Staff move into new Brighton ambulance centre

Ambulance crews and staff have started to move into to a much-anticipated, state-of-the-art new ambulance centre serving Brighton and Hove and the surrounding towns. The development, at Woollards Field, near the A27 at Falmer, is the latest Make Ready Centre to be opened by South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb). The centre is named Chamberlain House in r

1 December 2020

SECAmb Advent calendar to highlight pandemic efforts

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust has today opened the first door of its advent calendar which is available to view each day on its social media channels. Each day an individual or team, nominated by colleagues for their efforts and dedication to responding to the pandemic, will be revealed. Featuring a variety of both frontline and support staff as well as v

1 December 2020

Premature baby blankets named in honour of staff member’s daughter

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust has today launched the use of specially knitted pocket blankets for premature babies who are unable to be resuscitated. Named Lilly Pockets in honour of Emergency Care Support Worker James Ingleton and his wife Sarah’s daughter, who was born prematurely at 17 weeks, the carefully knitted pockets were the idea SECAmb’s Consultant Mid

1 December 2020

Badge aims to make communication easier for hearing impaired staff

A paramedic with a hearing impairment has developed a new way of informing colleagues and other emergency services of hers and others disability when working. Jenna Gibson, based at Thameside ambulance station in Kent, came up with the idea which will see South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) staff with a hearing impairment be able to request a specially-designed pin badge from the

12 November 2020

Keep 999 available for emergencies this winter

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is urging people to make use of the alternatives to calling 999 when they are not facing a life-threatening or serious emergency. As the Trust continues to prepare for the colder months, it is reminding the public to support it and the wider NHS by making use of a wide range of services including NHS 111 both by phone and a

11 November 2020

Wellbeing app to offer further support for SECAmb staff and volunteers

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) staff and volunteers now have access a wellbeing app designed to support their mental health. Backup Buddy, provides an additional opportunity for staff and volunteers including Community First Responders (CFRs) to seek help and advice privately and informally on a wide range of mental health matters. SECAmb follows in the

4 November 2020

New Joint Response Unit launched in east Kent

A unit which sees Kent Specials team up with South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) has been extended with a third vehicle launched to cover the east of the county. Until recently the Joint Response Unit (JRU) had two emergency vehicles patrolling north Kent, Medway and Swale every evening and at weekends. The units are staffed by a police officer and a paramedic who jointly attend

2 November 2020

Ambulances to feature Poppy design

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) will once again show its support for the British Legion’s Poppy Appeal with a special design on the side of its ambulances. Vehicles across the Trust’s fleet will carry poppy stickers with an additional 12 ambulances, across the Trust’s Kent, Sussex and Surrey region, featuring a larger remembrance design on the side.

26 October 2020

Keep safe this bonfire, firework and Diwali season

South East Coast Ambulance Service, (SECAmb), is asking people to follow safety advice and act sensibly as bonfire and fireworks night approaches. With Diwali also falling on 14 November, SECAmb wishes everyone celebrating a safe and happy Diwali. The Trust is urging everyone celebrating over the bonfire and Diwali period to follow some simple advice to stay injury free and avoid the nee

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