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Wendy’s Story – Organ Donation Week 2019

Wendy, Urgent Care Pathway Lead Wendy’s husband, Barry, required a heart transplant but his health continued to deteriorate and he sadly became too unwell to undergo a transplant operation. After his death, Wendy was able to carry out Barry’s wishes as an organ donor...

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Claire’s Story – Organ Donation Week 2019

Claire, Community First Responder, Southampton East   My son, Michael, suffered kidney failure when he was 10 in 2011. Whilst he was on the deceased donor list, my brother, Philip, offered to donate a kidney and fortunately they were a match. The transplant took...

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Jennifer’s Story – Organ Donation Week 2019

Jennifer, Senior Emergency Call Taker We didn’t know my grandmother wanted to be an organ donor until after she died suddenly of complications following emergency surgery. She hadn’t been unwell so her death was a shock and we couldn’t understand why the hospital was...

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Lesley’s Story – Organ Donation Week 2019

Lesley’s Story – Organ Donation Week 2019

Lesley, NHS 111 Call Handler   Having already had a kidney transplant when he was 15-years-old, Lesley was devastated to be told that her son Dean was going to need another one 11 years later. In March this year, Lesley donated one of her own kidneys to Dean as a...

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Sophie’s Story – Organ Donation Week 2019

Sophie’s Story – Organ Donation Week 2019

Sophie, Paramedic, Southampton My brother Jack was killed in June 2019 following a collision on the A32 in Hampshire. It’s been hard for my Mum, his older brother, twin sister and I, grieving for Jack but without having the positivity of knowing how Jack helped others...

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Spending on private provider ambulances

Spending on private provider ambulances

In response to an FOI from the Press Association, SCAS issued the following response: “Private providers support SCAS to be able to deliver a high-quality, responsive emergency 999 service. SCAS is one of the best performing ambulance trusts in England when measured...

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Don’t put yourself or your family in danger in the sea

Don’t put yourself or your family in danger in the sea

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) is urging people to avoid putting themselves in danger in the waters off the Hampshire coast following an incident in Portsmouth this afternoon. SCAS received an emergency 999 call at 13:55 today, Wednesday,...

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Chief Exec ‘Tour de SCAS’ fundraiser

Chief Exec ‘Tour de SCAS’ fundraiser

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) Chief Executive, Will Hancock, and 21 other ambulance service staff, partners and suppliers took to their bikes on Sunday, 7 July, for a 50-mile cycle to raise funds for the South Central Ambulance Charity....

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