SECAmb clinicians help deliver safe and successful London 2012

Tuesday, 11 September, 2012

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) clinicians helped deliver a safe and successful London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
A total of 28 staff joined ambulance service colleagues at London Ambulance Service and teams from other services across the country.

SECAmb was also the main ambulance service provider at Games events taking place in its own region - the Olympic cycling road races which went through Surrey and the Paralympic road cycling at Brands Hatch in Kent.

The Trust also had a significant part to play in planning for both events and the Olympic Torch Relay as it came through Sussex, Surrey and Kent. Its staff also played a major role in the relay itself with paramedics and volunteers getting their moment to shine by carrying the Torch.

SECAmb Paramedic Kieran Cambell worked in London for both the Olympics and Paralympics. He said: "It's been a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with colleagues from ambulance services across the UK during two of the greatest sporting events in the world. I'm delighted to have played a small part and proud to have represented SECAmb along with my colleagues at such a major event."

SECAmb Contingency Planning and Resilience Manager Jon Amos said: "I'd like to thank all our staff for everything they've done to prepare for London 2012 and throughout the Games period itself. There's been a lot of work by everyone to ensure events run smoothly and so that we're prepared for large spectator numbers at the events and the Torch Relay. We're very proud of all our staff. Those who joined ambulance service colleagues from across the country in London should also be very proud to say they were part of such an amazing success story."

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