South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb)
is celebrating success after winning in three categories at the
Fleet News Awards.
Nominated in six categories, the Trust came out top in three
categories – Fleet of the Year (251 to 1000 vehicles), Green Fleet
of the Year and Fleet Manager of the Year where SECAmb’s Justin
Wand scooped the top award. It was also Highly Commended in the
Safe Fleet and Most Improved Fleet categories.
About 1,500 attended the ceremony in which the SECAmb fleet
team, which has been on a modernisation programme in recent years,
was directly competing, not with other blue light services, but
with commercial organisations.
It is the third fleet awards event the Trust has been
shortlisted for in the last six months. Last year SECAmb won at the
Commercial Fleet Awards the Blue Light & Public Sector Fleet of
the Year and was also Highly Commended at the Green Fleet Awards in
a competition with 600 other applicants.
SECAmb’s Head of Fleet and Logistics Justin Wand said: “This
recognition is a great achievement for the Trust and demonstrates
the hard work the team has put in in recent years. The Fleet team
plays a crucial role in ensuring the service is able to respond
reliably and sustainably to our patients. I am immensely proud of
all the team whose hard work is delivered day in day out and which
contributes directly to patient care. I would also like to add that
my personal recognition is only possible because of my own team and
wider Trust support.”