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Where we are and what we do.

Serving a residential population of over seven million

Where we are and what we do.

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (or SCAS for short) is part of the National Health Service (NHS). We were established on the 1 July 2006 following the merger of four ambulance trusts. On 1 March 2012, we became a foundation trust. Our emergency operations centres handle around half a million emergency and urgent calls each year.

We serve the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire, and Sussex and Surrey for NEPTS. This area has a residential population of over 7 million.

SCAS has over 103 sites across the South Central area and a Patient Transport Service (PTS) Centre in Sussex, to support the delivery of our PTS contract. We have headquarters in Bicester, Oxfordshire and Otterbourne, Hampshire. Each of these sites also houses a Clinical Co-ordination Centre, where 999 and NHS 111 calls are received, clinical advice provided and emergency vehicles dispatched if needed. We also have 111 facility in Milton Keynes. We have three PTS Contact Centres and 24 PTS bases. We have 23 Ambulance Resource Centres. We also deliver care in the community which means that we support our patients at home and in their local area.

Our area map

Our three main functions are:

We also offer:

  • the Commercial Logistics collection and delivery service for our partners in the NHS
  • Resilience and Specialist Operations offering medical care in hostile environments such as industrial accidents and natural disasters
  • Community First Responders are volunteers trained by us to provide life-saving treatment

Who are we? We are SCAS…