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South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) acquired the former Great Western Ambulance Service Trust (GWAS) on 1 February 2013. Prior to this date, SWASFT covered Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. GWAS covered the former Avon area, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. Where available, information is provided from the start of the post acquisition financial year.


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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."  

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