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 30 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

Suspected TIA

I was first seen by a two person team from Wadebridge they did all necessary checks and then called for support from a one person paramed...

20 May 2018

Paramedics who attended to my mum

My mum had had a bout of flu and was having difficulty breathing. I called 111 to ask for advice. The person who took the call spoke to m...

8 May 2018

Paramedics who attended to my mum

My mum had had a bout of flu and was having difficulty breathing. I called 111 to ask for advice. The person who took the call spoke to m...

8 May 2018

Fantastic paramedic

I was in really bad pain in my chest and back, it came on suddenly. Rang 111 and they sent a paramedic - he was fantastic. He calmed me d...

24 April 2018

Beyond amazing

We called 999 for assistance when our son was short of breath one night suddenly out of the blue. The call handler was calm. We were not....

21 April 2018

Last updated on 27 June 2017.

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