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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 23 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

111 Line

Called the 111 line at the early hours of the morning with urine and bladder pains, I was convinced they would tell me to wait to book an...

25 November 2016

No knowledge and simply don't listen

Called 111 for reassurance about an asthmatic incident I had, they asked me a bunch of questions (which is fine) every time I responded t...

19 November 2016

Abdominal pain

On Saturday night my son called the ambulance service for me as I had severe abdominal pain, an emergency car was sent to me with two par...

16 November 2016

cardiac arrest

on the bank holiday Saturday in August, in Bodmin Cornwall my husband had a cardiac arrest. Luckily we were with friends who started CPR ...

8 November 2016

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

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.

Information supplied by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust