Immediate care saves lives!

We provide specialist volunteer responders to assist the East of England Ambulance Service at the scenes of serious incidents - in the home or at the roadside.

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Life saving stats

The first medical resource on scene in around 20% of incidents attended

SARS has responded to over 17500 call outs

Over 5000 clinical hours volunteered annually

£0 cost to the patients we treat

We provide specialist volunteer responders to assist the East of England Ambulance Service at the scenes of serious medical emergencies or trauma.

Our clinical resource consists of a network of solo responders and mobile critical care teams who can respond to incidents across Suffolk and its adjacent counties.

SARS is mobilised via the EEAST critical care desk, which monitors incoming 999 calls to the region.

SARS responders include anaesthetists, critical care paramedics and other clinicians with enhanced prehospital skills. These clinicians are authorised to carry specialist drugs and additional life-saving equipment not found on frontline ambulances. 

This means that SARS clinicians can provide an additional and advanced level of patient care that would not normally be available outside the hospital environment. 

This can help save lives, reduce the chances of patients suffering permanent disability and provide relief from extreme pain. As our clinicians live locally, it also means that they can be on scene before any other medical resource - a speed of response which can be vital for time-critical patients.

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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. 

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