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SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT TO NHS111 SERVICE IN DORSET AND CORNWALL

Responding to the Care Quality Commission’s quality report on NHS 111 services in Dorset and Cornwall, including the Isles of Scilly, published today (27 April 2017), Ken Wenman, Chief Executive, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust says:

“We welcome this report from the CQC and in particular its acknowledgement of the significant improvements it found following a number of inspections last year.  Three of the five ratings made by the CQC are now ‘good’ and the report features many endorsements of the achievements of our NHS 111 team."

 

27 April 2017
AMBULANCE SERVICE PREPARES FOR ANOTHER BUSY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

SOUTH Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is preparing for another busy Bank Holiday weekend and is reminding people to choose well and only call 999 in an emergency.

The Trust is expecting more than 8,100 incidents over the Bank Holiday weekend, an extra 200 when compared with the same period last year. Sunday is expected to be the busiest day with more than 2,900 incidents predicted.

27 April 2017
CHOOSE WELL THIS EASTER BANK HOLIDAY AS DEMAND FOR THE AMBULANCE SERVICE EXPECTED TO INCREASE

SOUTH Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is urging members of the public to choose appropriately this Easter Bank Holiday as demand for the ambulance service is expected to increase.

The Trust is expecting more than 11,300 incidents over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, an extra 400 when compared with the same period last year. Devon is expected to be the busiest region with almost 2,600 incidents.

12 April 2017
EMOTIONAL MEETING IN BRISTOL’S NEW CONTROL ROOM

When Jayde Banks-Brown dialled 999 in July last year it was one of the most distressing moments in her life after her six month old son Oakley started fitting and became unresponsive. Thankfully, he has made a good recovery, but at her time of need Jayde was so impressed by the calming influence and professionalism displayed by the call handler she felt compelled to write to the Trust and formally acknowledge his actions.

10 April 2017
REUNION FOR CARDIAC ARREST SURVIVOR TO BE HELD AT FALMOUTH AMBULANCE STATION

South Western Ambulance Service staff acted quickly when an emergency call came in on the afternoon of Thursday 16 March 2017 reporting that a 22 year old from Falmouth had collapsed at home and was in cardiac arrest.

10 April 2017
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SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT TO NHS111 SERVICE IN DORSET AND CORNWALL
Responding to the Care Quality Commission’s quality report on NHS 111 services in Dorset and Cornwall, including the Isles of Scilly, published today (27 April 2017), Ken Wenman, Chief Executive, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust says: “We welcome this report from the CQC and in particular its acknowledgement of the significant improvements it found following a number of inspections last year.  Three of the five ratings made by the CQC are now ‘good’ and the report features many endorsements of the achievements of our NHS 111 team."  
27/04/2017

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