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 32 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. 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 (Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and Dorset)

  • Out-of-Hours service (Dorset)

  • Tiverton Urgent Care Centre


Latest reviews of this trust

Professional and knowledgeable paramedic student

I called 111 as I felt short of breath, had difficulty breathing and had chest pain so they decided it would be best to send an ambulance...

12 July 2018

Excellent care throughout

My mum ended up on the floor having passed out, unable to get back up she called her neighbour who went round to see her and immediately ...

10 July 2018

Amazing Paramedics

I dislocated my hip on Monday night at the Parkour Project in Poole, the paramedics that came to my assistance were incredible. I was in ...

27 June 2018

Out of hours GP

Unfortunately my 3 year old son had been quite poorly over the weekend and after a 111 call and a call back from a doctor an ambulance wa...

26 June 2018

7am Sunday - dislocated hip! What a brilliant crew.

On Sunday morning I woke in incredible pain in my right leg, which was hanging over the side of the bed. I couldn't move! My partner ...

6 June 2018

Last updated on 27 June 2017.

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