Equality, Diversity and Human Rights

Making Diversity, Equal Opportunities and Human Rights a Reality

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is committed to advancing equality and celebrating diversity by embedding equality, diversity and human rights practices into all areas of our service delivery and patient care.

The Trust views the Equality Act 2010 and the associated Public Sector Equality Duty as an opportunity to confirm our commitment to promoting equality of opportunity and eliminating discrimination, whether in delivering a service to our patients and community or in the employment of staff.

Moving forward in 2017 we aim to further integrate Equality and Diversity into our main strategy, planning and monitoring processes.

The Trust Board, staff side representatives and senior managers will continue to demonstrate, through their leadership and practices, their commitment to equitable and fair treatment.

For further information regarding Diversity, Equal Opportunities and Human Rights please contact Sam Fraser, Equality Health and Wellbeing Lead, via email on Sam.Fraser@swast.nhs.uk or call 01392 261557.

If you require documentation in alternative formats, please contact the SWASFT Public Relations Team on 01392 261649 or via email at publicrelations@swast.nhs.uk.

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AWARD FOR OFF DUTY PARAMEDIC 999 HERO
Bath-based paramedic Simon Moody has been hailed a hero after he stepped in to save the life of a Clevedon man – while off duty – and is encouraging everybody to learn the lifesaving CPR skill. South Western Ambulance Service’s (SWASFT) paramedic Simon Moody was off duty and stuck in Bath city centre traffic in the pouring rain in May 2017 when he noticed a man looking unwell on the pavement. It soon became clear the man was struggling to breath and was going into cardiac arrest at the side of the road, as passers-by tried to help. Luckily for the patient Simon stepped straight in and gave him chest compressions putting his paramedic life-saving skills into action before backup from his ambulance crew mates arrived.
18/09/2017

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