South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

01392 261500 Westcountry House, Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Sowton Industrial Estate , Exeter, Devon, EX2 7HY
http://www.swast.nhs.uk/

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 24 ratings for this trust

Overview

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) provides a wide range of emergency and urgent care services across a fifth of England covering Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and the former Avon area. Our operational area, covering 10,000 square miles, is predominantly rural, but includes large urban areas such as Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter, Bath, Swindon, Gloucester, Bournemouth and Poole. SWASFT is the primary provider of 999 services across the South West. We also provide Urgent Care Services across Dorset. The Trust employs more than 4,000 staff and we have 96 ambulance stations, three clinical control rooms, six air ambulance bases and two Hazardous Area Response Teams (HART).

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) provides the following services:

  • Accident & Emergency (999) and urgent care
  • NHS111 (Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and Dorset)
  • Out-of-Hours service (Dorset)
  • Tiverton Urgent Care Centre

Communities served

  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • Bristol
  • Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • Gloucestershire
  • Wiltshire
  • Somerset
  • South Gloucestershire
  • Swindon (plus Watchfield and Shrivenham)

Departments and services

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) provides the following services:





  • Accident & Emergency (999) and urgent care

  • NHS111 (Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and Dorset)

  • Out-of-Hours service (Dorset)

  • Tiverton Urgent Care Centre


Latest reviews of this trust

Paramedics 100%

Early morning call received immediate response from ambulance, paramedics were extremely thorough, and followed up taking me to Tyrrell H...

11 September 2017

The best paramedics

I had to have paramedics out and got the best two people I could of ever asked for! I was scared and upset and within minutes Joe & C...

9 September 2017

The paramedics were excellent and put me straight at ease

As I'd had a stroke previously and had no feeling in my left side of my body, now I'd broke my ankle. I had been on the floor for 5 hours...

5 September 2017

Ambulance crew were brilliant

Today I had too dial 111 for the first time, the responder was excellent, very clear in his questions, but also calming and reassuring, a...

31 August 2017

Ambulance crew were brilliant

Today I had too dial 111 for the first time, the responder was excellent, very clear in his questions, but also calming and reassuring, a...

31 August 2017

Quality of service at South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Registration with the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission regulates this organisation

Last updated on 27 June 2017.

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