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 27 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 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 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

Compassion and care in very difficult circumstances

To Ceri, John, Pete, Mark, Harriet and the call handlers at SWAST. On behalf of my family I would like to thank all of the people invo...

21 June 2017

are cuts to blame?

It's not the staff to blame and they were apologetic and did a great job once they arrived, but over five hours it took for them to do so...

21 June 2017

My Husband being unable to breathe properly

I called 999. Had a very polite, caring young lady speaking to me in a calm, professional manner. The Paramedics arrived approximately on...

18 June 2017

forever thankful

My husband called 999 when my labour progressed so quickly I was unable to get to hospital or call a midwife. 3 paramedics arrived within...

13 June 2017

It made such sense to be treated at home

I had an acute back spasm in bed at midnight. My husband dialled 999 and within an hour two para-medics arrived. They were very kind and ...

28 May 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 05 January 2017.

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