Suspended ambulance services at Fareham have now resumed 

SSGUK Specialist Ambulance Service services have resumed
SSGUK Specialist Ambulance Service services have resumed

SUSPENDED services at an ambulance station are now back to normal after it was placed into ‘special measures’ by the Care Quality Commission.

South Central Ambulance Service (Scas) suspended working with SSG UK Specialist Ambulance Service – South, based in Wickham Road, Fareham, last month.

Health watchdog CQC raised concerns about SSG over medicines, staffing and overall management, as well as one of the provider’s ambulances being involved in a road traffic collision.

Now, a spokesman for the specialist ambulance service said: ‘We are pleased to confirm that the Scas NHS Foundation Trust and East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust have lifted the suspensions of our services which are now back to normal.

‘Since the services were suspended on November 29, following the decision by the Care Quality Commission to place our ambulance station in Fareham into special measures, we have had constructive discussions with executives of both trusts who are now satisfied with the actions we have taken to rectify issues of concern.

‘We are continuing to work closely with the CQC and are committed to restoring regulators’ full confidence in Fareham station and our company.’

SSG provides emergency and urgent care and patient transport services throughout the south east. Upon inspection, the CQC found there was no assurance that all its staff had a current disclosure barring service check and active professional registration.