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South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) employs more than 4,000 people, with well over half of them working directly with patients - over the phone or in person.

Frontline operational roles include:

Accident & Emergency Service

  • Paramedics
  • Emergency Care Assistants
  • Emergency Care Practitioners
  • Critical Care Paramedics
  • Ambulance Technicians/Practitioners
  • Clinical advisors
  • 999 Call Handlers
  • 999 Dispatchers

Patient Transport Service

  • Intermediate Care Assistants
  • Ambulance Care Assistants
  • Ambulance Car Drivers
  • PTS Call Handlers

Out-of-Hours Service

  • Control Assistants
  • Triage Clinicians
  • Urgent Care Assistants

In addition, SWASFT employs people who provide behind-the-scenes support. These range from mechanics and make-ready teams - who ensure SWASFT's fleet of ambulances and other vehicles are kept on the road - to office staff in areas such as HR, finance, clinical support and IT.


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