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Sunday, 4 October 2020

South East Coast Ambulance service is being given a brand-new base in Banstead.

Plans to develop a “Make Ready Centre” have been given the green light by the council. 

Building on what was formerly the service’s HQ at The Horseshoe, is expected to begin next year and be ready by Spring 2022.

Ambulance crews currently beginning and ending their shifts at Epsom, Leatherhead and Dorking will start and finish there instead.


What is Make Ready? 

• The Make Ready initiative significantly enhances and improves the service SECAmb provides to the community. 

• It minimises the risk of cross-infection, frees up front-line staff - who traditionally cleaned and re-stocked ambulances - to spend more time treating patients, and keeps vehicles on the road for longer. 

• The initiative ensures that specially-trained operatives regularly deep-clean, restock and check vehicles for mechanical faults. 

•  Make Ready Centres are supported by a network of Ambulance Community Responses Posts (ACRPs) across the area. It is the intention that staff will begin and end their shifts at the new centre. 

• During their shifts, staff will respond from the ACRPs which will provide facilities for staff. These are located based on patient demand. 

• Crews are expected to continue to respond from the same towns under the system but begin and end their shifts at staggered times with a vehicle that is fully prepared for them. 

• The system ensures crews have access to improved training facilities and opportunities and increased support from managers. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 pm  

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