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/

5 out of 5 stars

Based on 42 ratings for this trust

Overview

News:

  • South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust - Quality Account 2018-19
  • Quality Account 2017-18

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. 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)
  • 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 (Dorset)

  • Out-of-Hours service (Dorset)

  • Tiverton Urgent Care Centre


Latest news

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust - Quality Account 2018-19

Quality Account 2018-19

Associated document

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust - Quality Account 2018-19.pdf (.pdf, 1.75 MB)

Last updated on 12 June 2019.

Quality Account 2017-18

Quality Account 2017-18

Associated document

Quality Account 2017-18.pdf (.pdf, 1.54 MB)

Last updated on 13 August 2018.

Latest reviews of this trust

badly let down by the ambulance servic

Ambulance failed to turn up after numerous calls. Patient very ill and carer with a chronic medical condition. If you are unable to provi...

21 June 2019

Caring and compassionate

On Friday 14th June I had to phone 111 as my frail mother had fallen at home in Cheltenham. Two female paramedics came out and then also ...

16 June 2019

Caring,professional service.

. This morning I called 111 as my elderly mother was unwell.In response to that call,3 paramedics arrived very quickly from Soundwell Amb...

15 June 2019

My son

My son was taken seriously ill in June 2019 and was brought in by ambulance and taken straight to resus. It was these staff who saved his...

8 June 2019

My friend needed treatment

My friend has anxiety and mental health problems. She is ill with a narrowed artery near her brain. Paramedics wanted to admit her to hos...

4 June 2019

Last updated on 12 June 2019.

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