Health Careers LIVE with South East Coast Ambulance Service
Want to know more about working as a paramedic in the NHS?
Health Careers LIVE are live streamed events that broadcast to thousands across the UK wanting to find out more about the different job roles within the NHS.
This live event focused on the role of a parademic working at the South East Coast Ambulance Service. The live broadcast will feature Mark Wheeler, a Clinical Simulation Technician, who shared his story on how he became a paramedic for the NHS.
The live chat is always open next to the video player so feel free to leave us a question or comment and we’ll get it forwarded to Mark from the South East Coast Ambulance Service in advance of the broadcast.
Broadcast length 20 minutes
About the South East Coast Ambulance Service
South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is part of the National Health Service (NHS). We respond to 999 calls from the public, urgent calls from healthcare professionals, provide NHS 111 services across the region.
We cover a geographical area of 3,600 square miles (Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent, Surrey, and North East Hampshire) We work across a diverse geographical area of 3,600 square miles which includes densely populated urban areas, sparsely populated rural areas and some of the busiest stretches of motorway in the country.
We have over 3,300 staff working across sites in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Almost 90 per cent of our workforce is made up of operational staff – those caring for patients either face to face, or over the phone at one of our three emergency dispatch centres where we receive 999 calls.
Our patients range from the critically ill and injured who need specialist treatment, to those with minor healthcare needs who can be treated at home or in the community. As well as a 999 service, we also provide the NHS 111 service across the region (together with a partner)