Who We Are
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (or SCAS for short) is part of the National Health Service (NHS). We were established on the 1 July 2006 following the merger of four ambulance trusts. On 1 March 2012, we became a foundation trust. Our emergency operations centres handle around 500,000 emergency and urgent calls each year.
What area do we cover?
We serve the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire.This area covers approximately 3,554 sq miles with a residential population of over four million
What do we do?
Our three main functions are:
- the accident and emergency service to respond to 999 calls
- the 111 service for when medical help is needed fast but it's not a 999 emergency
- the Patient Transport Service
We also offer:
Six little facts