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. 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

Calming and professional care

I work in a local bar and we had an incident that occurred on a Sunday night where a young girl had been assaulted. The young girl was cl...

22 November 2017

Paramedics deserving of commendations

Three paramedics, Charlie, Elaine and Ian responded to a '999' call from my wife, after she found me in a state of collapse (subsequently...

16 November 2017

Ambulance Response.

My Mother-in-law pressed her Life-Link button late one night which alerted us to find out that she had a fall on the way to bed. After pi...

14 November 2017

Thank you

My son woke in the night struggling to breathe with croup. The 111 call handler was so kind, calm and helpful. We were passed to a nurs...

10 November 2017

Gave up waiting for ambulance after head injury

I tripped over at home and gave my head a thoroughly good bang on the outer corner of a wall. The result was a nasty cut on top of my hea...

10 November 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 27 June 2017.

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