A day in the life…
SCAS relies on a team of enormously dedicated individuals performing a wide range of tasks and duties.
Find out more about our staff through their own words, in a series of ‘A day in the life’ stories.
Sandie plays an important role in our Patient Transport Service in Surrey, providing a vital link between SCAS and the local hospital trust as she oversees 130-150 patient journeys to and from local hospital sites.
In post since December 2019, she was one of the first people in SCAS to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and worked on-site at the hospital all the way through the pandemic to help keep patients and staff as safe as possible.
Huw has spent the best part of 50 years working in public service, including teaching, public service broadcasting, the military and most recently in the NHS with SCAS.
Today, he is not only a qualified emergency care assistant for SCAS, but is still an active member of the Military Responder Scheme too.
High flying Sian splits her time between helping patients for South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust as a NHS 111 Health Advisor and helping passengers as a Cabin Crew Member for Virgin Atlantic.
If you had said to me before April 2020 that I would be the person that someone on the phone relied on to get the right health information and advice, then I wouldn’t have believed you. But the training and support has been excellent and I’ve discovered I do have it in me after all.
Meet Graham and Richard
A former British Airways cabin crew member was inspired to volunteer for South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) after saving the life of his friend who collapsed during dinner.
Graham Langley, 63, from Bishop’s Waltham in Hampshire, launched into action utilising emergency training from his 20-year flight career when 66-year-old Richard Lovegrove fell ill suddenly and lost consciousness…
Two year old Rumi was sleeping on the sofa at home. Dad Jac says “I tried to wake her up but she didn’t respond at all, which was unlike her. Then when I picked her up, she was completely lifeless and floppy.
An emergency call taker talked Mum Kelly through performing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on her daughter as Emergency Despatchers sent teams from SCAS and TVAA to the family home as quickly as possible…
I became a Community First Responder (CFR) as I wanted to give back to the community. I lost my grandmother in 2014 and since then I’ve always been interested in helping the community in whatever capacity I could. However, I did not know how I to go about it.
Working alongside other CFR’s and seeing their dedication has made me respect the important work we all carry out. I am proud to call myself a CFR….
Helen works for the South Central Ambulance Service HART (Hazardous Area Response Team) team.
This is a team of specially trained paramedics who are equipped to deliver care to patients who are injured or ill in hazardous environments.
Helen says “I love my job which is why I guess I’m still here 10 years on”…
Interested in being part of the team? We’ve got the perfect job for you.
Find out more on our dedicated jobs site.