We were delighted to welcome Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive of NHS England, to our Medway site yesterday, where she spent time meeting Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and 111 staff, before joining an ambulance crew for part of their shift.

We are the first ambulance service in the country to bring a Make Ready Centre for 999 frontline operations, a 111 contact centre and a 999 EOC together under one roof, with the the multi-million pound centre in Gillingham becoming fully operational in September of this year.

SECAmb Chair David Astley said: ‘It was pleasure to host Amanda at Medway yesterday and I was proud to have the opportunity to show her not only the fantastic new facilities but more importantly, the great work all of our teams do."