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/

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 20 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 and Gloucestershire. 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, Devon and Dorset)
  • Out-of-Hours service (Dorset and Gloucestershire)
  • Patient Transport Service (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire)
  • 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, Devon and Dorset)

  • Out-of-Hours service (Dorset and Gloucestershire)

  • Patient Transport Service (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire)

  • Tiverton Urgent Care Centre


Latest reviews of this trust

Complaint

My mother fell over today (20/08/16) in the town centre of Cheltenham outside a shop at 11:50. She is 75 yrs old and incurred trauma to h...

20 August 2016

Thank you to the 111 service the excellent duty doctor

My husband became quite ill late last Saturday night so I rang the 111 service. The duty doctor called back and asked us to attend our l...

8 August 2016

The Ambulance crews that serve Westhaven Hospital

I would just like to make the organisation aware of what a wonderful group of staff aid us with the care and transportation of our patien...

8 June 2016

Thank you

I was suffering for a long time with what I thought was indigestion. When I was agony I called 111 and they sent a paramedic who works in...

20 March 2016

Heart attack survived

The first responder paramedic arrived after 15 mins when my husband suffered a major heart attack last Thursday 13 Feb and the ambulance ...

15 February 2016

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 29 June 2016.

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