• Welcome to SARS, Suffolk's Emergency Medical Charity

    SARS volunteer clinicians provide immediate and advanced medical care to patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions or trauma.

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  • Committed to sharing knowledge and promoting life-saving initiatives

    Over the years, we have collaborated with many different organisations and charities to help raise awareness of vital issues that are directly relevant to our prehospital work.

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  • Read some of the amazing stories from people we've helped!

    Since 1972, SARS volunteer clinicians have treated thousands of patients, all without charge.

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SARS provides specialist clinicians 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.

History of SARS

SARS became operational in 1972. Find out more about why we exist here.

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Meet the Team

SARS responders include Anaesthetists, Consultants in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Paramedics.

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Public Education

SARS offers talks, in-house presentations and CPR awareness sessions.

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Make a donation

We rely on donations to support our life-saving activity.

SARS receives no central government funding. We rely on voluntary donations to fund equipment and training for our clinical volunteers. Please help us offer the best possible service to the people of Suffolk and its surrounding areas. 

Call outs

SARS volunteers were mobilised 320 times in 2019. In 20% of the incidents attended, SARS was first on scene.

CPR Sessions

Over 500 people attended SARS CPR sessions last year. Please learn how to do this vital life-saving skill. here.

Latest News

Thursday - April 22, 2021 9:38 am

Last years event raised over £10,000, can you help us raise even more this year!

Wednesday - April 7, 2021 8:56 am

Smarter Metering Services donate new rapid response vehicle to SARS

Friday - September 25, 2020 10:58 am

Help support our lifesaving work by signing up for the SARS 999 Lottery for as little as £1 a week!


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