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1 June 2020

Winners get to view rainbow ambulance designs

The winners of a South East Coast Ambulance Service, (SECAmb), competition which saw children send in colourful designs to feature on the side of an ambulance, have had the chance to view the completed vehicles in person. A total of 12 ambulances will feature the winner’s designs. Three ambulances in Sussex will feature the design of four-year year old Alicia Worsley from St Leonards, wh

11 May 2020

Winners announced in ambulance design competition

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has announced the three winning designs which will feature on the side of 12 ambulances across the South East. SECAmb received more than 1,000 entries in just one week in the competition which asked children aged 11 and under to submit a design which incorporated a rainbow, NHS logo and a supportive public message. A

7 May 2020

Ambulance service here to help – don’t dismiss serious symptoms

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is urging people not to ignore the signs of a heart attack and other serious emergencies such as stroke because of being worried about calling 999 and having to attend hospital. Last month, (April 2020), SECAmb received some 2,000 calls reporting cardiac chest pain. This was a drop of more than 500 received in April 2019, w

20 April 2020

Calling all budding young artists – see your creation on an ambulance

Children across the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) region are invited to create a design which will feature on the side of one of 12 frontline ambulances across its Kent, Surrey and Sussex region. SECAmb is looking for designs which incorporate a rainbow, NHS logo and a supportive public message. A small judging panel will choose three winning designs which will be pl

16 April 2020

SECAmb work with Jumbulance Trust to adapt multi-patient transfer vehicle

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has teamed up with charity, the Jumbulance Trust, to adapt a vehicle to assist SECAmb with multiple patient transfers between hospitals as part of its Covid-19 response. Traditionally the accessible holidays and travel charity uses its Jumbulance medically-equipped coach vehicles, which are fitted with stretchers, to give t

9 April 2020

Ambulance service praises public support and urges all to follow guidance

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), would like to thank the public for their continued support and is urging everyone to continue to closely follow the government’s coronavirus guidance throughout the Easter weekend and beyond. SECAmb has been inundated with message of support and offers of assistance in recent weeks as staff and volunteers in the Trust’s 9

8 April 2020

Public Message

We are aware of a voice message being shared currently on social media regarding the ambulance response to coronavirus. The alarmist information being shared in the message is not correct. We would urge people to disregard the message and not share it further. In line with our ongoing plans during this challenging time, we are continuing to follow national guidelines r

5 March 2020

Partnership unit extended across North Kent district

A combined unit of officers from the Kent Special Constabulary and paramedics from South East Coast Ambulance Service has proven so successful, it has been extended across the North Kent area. The Joint Response Unit was launched in March 2018 and until recently covered the areas of Medway and Swale for two days a week. The unit is comprised of two Special Constables and a paramedic who

3 March 2020

Long service and achievements celebrated at annual awards ceremony

SECAmb staff, volunteers and members of the public have been recognised for their long service and achievements at the first of the Trust’s annual awards ceremonies. The ceremony, the first of three to be held across the Trust’s region, was held on Thursday 27 February at The Orangery, Turkey Mill, Maidstone, Kent. Staff and volunteers were recognised for a combined total of more

28 January 2020

Coronavirus update

The outbreak of a novel (new) coronavirus in Wuhan, China is a rapidly evolving situation but according to Public Health England (PHE) and based on the available evidence, the current risk to the UK population is low. For the latest updates or if you are concerned about Coronavirus, you can access information 

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