Welcome to the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) website

We provide specialist doctors and paramedics to assist the East of England Ambulance Service at the scenes of incidents where patients require an enhanced level of medical care before they reach hospital. For more than 45 years we have provided a local and advanced pre-hospital resource on a voluntary basis for local communities throughout Suffolk and the border areas of Norfolk, Essex & Cambridgeshire. SARS doctors and paramedics are all unpaid volunteers who provide their services without any charge. Since 1972 we have attended thousands of incidents and helped save hundreds of lives.

We rely on voluntary donations to maintain our life-saving activity.


"Words cannot describe the feelings I have for the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service. A SARS doctor attended my very serious road accident. He saved my life and allowed me to be able to see my children grow up, and spend the rest of my life annoying my wife!"

Tony Turner was involved in a serious road traffic collision and suffered multiple life-threatening injuries.

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We receive no statutory funding

Our charity relies entirely on voluntary donations to fund equipment and training and help us offer the best possible service to the people of Suffolk and its surrounding areas.