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999 for life-threatening emergencies only

999 for life-threatening emergencies only

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) is urging the public to only call 999 for life-threatening or serious emergencies while we are dealing with extremely high demand during the warm weather. Examples of this include, but are not limited to:...

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Queen’s Award for Swallowfield Community First Responders

Queen’s Award for Swallowfield Community First Responders

Swallowfield Community First Responders (CFRs) have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. This is the second South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust CFR group in Berkshire to...

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SCAS Governors take part in National Volunteer Week

SCAS Governors take part in National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week (1-7 June 2017) South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) is keen to raise awareness of the role and importance of its Governors who give their time voluntarily to help to shape and support the emergency and non-emergency...

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Statement on Wycombe Air Park helicopter crash

Statement on Wycombe Air Park helicopter crash

We were called at 09.39 reporting a helicopter with three people on board having crashed at the above location. We sent three ambulances to the scene, along with two officers in rapid response vehicles and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance. On arrival all three...

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Labour Line gains Portsmouth Midwives

Labour Line gains Portsmouth Midwives

On Monday 10 April we were delighted when SCAS welcomed Midwives from Portsmouth Hospital Trust (PHT) who joined the Award Winning Labour Line service alongside the existing team of Midwives from Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust (HHFT) and University Hospital...

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Live streaming cameras to improve air ambulance care

Live streaming cameras to improve air ambulance care

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) paramedics and local hospital consultants who work on the Thames Valley Air Ambulance are now equipped with live streaming cameras when they are sent to incidents. This new innovation allows staff working on the Helicopter...

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Philadelphia friends

Philadelphia friends

Julia, one of our paramedics based in Oxford City, is currently on holiday visiting friends in Philadelphia. While there she took time out from running up the Rocky Steps of the Museum of Art to go on a ride along with Philadelphia Fire Department’s Emergency Medical...

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Send a lifesaving Valentine’s Day card this year

Send a lifesaving Valentine’s Day card this year

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) has created a special online Valentine’s Day card that can be sent to someone you care for this year with the promise that you will look after the recipient’s heart by learning how to do cardiopulmonary...

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