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Get ready for Hampshire 999 Emergency Show

  The beautiful countryside of Bordon will play host to some of Hampshire’s most impressive emergency response vehicles and equipment during this year’s annual Hampshire 999 Emergency Show 2015 on Sunday 9 August. The event had to be postponed due to adverse...

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Marcus thanks ‘brilliant’ SCAS team

On a Friday afternoon towards the end of March 2015, Marcus’ seven-year-old daughter was diagnosed with tonsillitis by the family’s GP with a temperature of 40.3. Later that same evening back at home in Andover, she developed what seemed to be a non-blanching rash;...

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Be BBQ safe this summer

The Hazardous Area Response Team for South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS HART) is sharing advice on how everyone can remain safe whilst on summer holidays, especially when around barbecues. Staycations including camping trips are great fun for...

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More patients than ever survive major trauma

The contribution of staff at South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) has been recognised as more patients than ever survive major trauma. Since 2012, patients with suspected "major trauma" have been transported directly to Major Trauma Centres...

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Milton Keynes man meets SCAS crews who saved his life

A Milton Keynes man has been reunited with SCAS crews who saved his life following a cardiac arrest. Steve Persighetti, 59, was at home in February with his wife Rozany, when he started to experience severe pain throughout his chest and arms. With Steve’s pain...

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Family who called 111 thank SCAS for sending out a paramedic

Like NHS 111 services up and down the country, the NHS 111 service provided by SCAS across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire is available 24-7, 365 days a year. Our service is provided by highly trained call handlers, supported by healthcare...

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111 and 999 teams going the extra mile

    It’s not always possible to deliver the outcome we, the patient and their family and friends want every single time we’re called. Understandably, as an emergency service, the very nature of the incidents our crews get called to are of a serious and often...

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