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 19 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

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

Finding emergency dentist

Warm manner, very helpful, after some questions referred me to the right service. Very friendly and happy with service. Thanks

27 January 2016

Thank you.Call handerler excellent,paramedics very good

Call handerler excellent ,very calm reassuring respected that I was a healthcare professional.Patamedics went beyond job title.Thank you.

2 December 2015

1hr & 30 minutes for ambulance to arrive.

My other half was taken ill while out driving his car with severe dizziness and nausea. He is not one to be mollycoddled or cry wolf, so ...

13 November 2015

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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