What we do

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, Devon and Dorset)
  • Out-of-Hours service (Dorset and Gloucestershire)
  • Patient Transport Service (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire)
  • 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)

Accident & Emergency

Medical emergencies happen at all times of the day and night. SWASFT operates a 24-hour clinical response to 999 calls to ensure patients receive the right care as quickly as possible – wherever and whenever they need it.

NHS 111 (Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset)

NHS 111 is a new service that is being introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services. You can dial 111 when you need medical help fast but it is not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.

NHS 111 is available 24-hours-a-day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

Out of Hours

On behalf of GPs in Dorset and Gloucestershire SWASFT runs the Out-of-Hours doctor service across the two counties. The Out-of-Hours telephone number covers all patients registered with a doctor's surgery in Dorset and Gloucestershire and is a service run by dedicated staff including doctors, paramedics, nurses, control assistants, dispatchers and drivers.

Patient Transport Service (PTS)

Our Patient Transport Service teams provide pre-arranged transport for patients to and from hospital appointments, between healthcare providers and when they are returning home after spending time in hospital. South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust operates PTS in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Tiverton Urgent Care Centre

The centre, at Tiverton and District Hospital, Kennedy Way, Tiverton, is open seven days a week between 8am and 10pm and is staffed by a team of highly qualified general practitioners (GPs) and nurse practitioners. You do not need an appointment to visit the centre and we will provide treatment for a host of minor injuries and ailments.

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News

GLOUCESTERSHIRE OUT-OF-HOURS SERVICE RECRUITMENT EVENTS
South Western Ambulance Service (SWASFT) is holding two recruitment information events at the treatment centre at Gloucester Royal Hospital looking for experienced advanced nurse practitioners (ANPs) to work in the out-of-hours (OoH) service. The events will be held on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 June from 18:30 to 20:30 – so if you are an experienced ANP looking for a new challenge, why not come along and find out more about working within the out-of-hours (OoH) service. Working for the OoH service can offer flexibility and family friendly hours, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays. There are opportunities available in treatment centres across the county in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and Moreton-in-Marsh, as well as mobile shifts for those who want to work out in the community. Experience in assessing children is desirable but not essential. If you want to find out more come along to one of our events you can see what we do, have a look round, talk to our staff and see if this might be just the opportunity for you.
17/06/2016

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