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FREQUENT CALLER DEMANDS ON THE AMBULANCE SERVICE

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is reminding people ahead of the Christmas holidays to help manage the demand, we would ask people to only call 999 in an emergency and to use other more appropriate services for less urgent conditions.

15 December 2017
NEW YEAR ADVENTURE IN STORE FOR SWAST SAILOR AND TRANSPLANT SURVIVOR

A passionate sailor who has battled serious health issues from a young age is about to take on the adventure of a lifetime as she takes on a 46 day, tall ship sailing expedition in the Southern Hemisphere.

14 December 2017
GLOUCERSTERSHIRE PARAMEDIC RECOGNISED FOR FOUR DECADES OF SERVICE

Steve Huck, based in Lydney, was recently recognised for his commitment to South Western Ambulance Service Trust at the organisation’s annual awards ceremony held in Bristol.

The ceremony acknowledges staff who have gone above and beyond their remit and deserve extra recognition, as well as gives colleagues a chance to appreciate the dedication of service by some of our longest serving members of staff.

12 December 2017
ST AUSTELL MAN RECOGNISED FOR FOUR DECADES OF SERVICE

Graham Matthews has many strings to his bow with 40 years service with the ambulance service, a former chip shop owner, self confessed cruise fan and a grandad to boot.

He was recently recognised for this commitment to South Western Ambulance Service Trust at the organisation’s annual awards ceremony held in Wadebridge. The ceremony acknowledge staff who have gone above and beyond their remit and deserve extra recognition, as well as gives colleagues a chance to appreciate the dedication of service by some of our longest serving members of staff.

12 December 2017
STAYING WELL SERVICE MARKS TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is marking the two year anniversary this December for the ‘Staying Well Service’ for staff. Here at the ambulance service, our staff are regularly exposed to traumatic incidents by the very nature of the emergency life-saving work they do.

06 December 2017
SWASFT EXPERIENCES POWER FAILURE - SYSTEMS BACK UP AND RUNNING

South Western Ambulance Service is pleased to report that the issues caused by yesterday’s electrical failure have largely now been resolved. We are still in ‘recovery phase’ as there are several IT issues that remain outstanding, but we are able to provide a seamless service to our patients and are no longer having to rely on mutual aid from our neighbouring ambulance services. We have launched a full investigation into the cause of the electrical failure and will be reviewing our processes and procedures in light of this event.

04 December 2017
SWASFT AWARDS GIVEN TO WILTSHIRE LIFESAVERS

South Western Ambulance Service has recognised the life saving exploits of two Swindon Borough Council employees who were awarded Chief Executive’s Commendations.

Heather Lane and Roger Haworth received the awards for saving the life of their colleague Jeremy Anderson, who collapsed at work after suffering a cardiac arrest in May last year.

22 November 2017
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FREQUENT CALLER DEMANDS ON THE AMBULANCE SERVICE
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is reminding people ahead of the Christmas holidays to help manage the demand, we would ask people to only call 999 in an emergency and to use other more appropriate services for less urgent conditions.
15/12/2017

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