• 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.

Andrew's Story

Watch our new video on how SARS saved Andrew's life.

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Meet the Team

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

Meet our team

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 461 times between April 2021 – March 2022. In 20% of the incidents attended, SARS were first on scene.

CPR Sessions

Bystander CPR increases the survival rate of patients who have suffered a cardiac arrest. Learn how to do this vital life-saving skill, here.

Latest News

Friday - August 5, 2022 10:50 am

A shipping container has been donated to SARS by Secure Stores Nationwide

Tuesday - April 26, 2022 9:55 am

Join our 50 for 50 campaign helping raise vital funds to support our emergency medical volunteers

Monday - March 14, 2022 3:34 pm

Leiston group learn how to save a life


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