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 25 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

Paramedics were very kind

Paramedic Tina arrived, she was very friendly and efficient and reassured both my father and my mother who was obviously very worried. Sh...

11 February 2017

Fantastic care and staff

On a Sunday, last November, my mother, who was suffering from bladder cancer and lymphedema, was feeling uncharacteristically sleepy and ...

9 February 2017

111 service and Special Paramedics

We recently had cause to use the 111 service and had such an excellent experience that we thought we should tell all. The call handlers w...

2 February 2017

I called a 999 ambulance for an asthma attack

Brilliant service. Very friendly, caring, knowledgeable team. They were lovely and put me at ease, did tests and made me feel confident ...

22 January 2017

Long wait for an ambulance while in severe pain

My wife fell in the kitchen at approx. 2045 one day in December. She appeared to be in severe pain. I immediately called for an ambulance...

22 January 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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