Patient and Public Engagement

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Welcome to the Patient and Public Engagement page. Each year the team attends more than 245 public events, exhibitions and career fairs promoting SWASFT and working with patients and members to help improve our services and relationships across the South West. We aim to work across our whole patch to engage with as many patients and members as possible.

At these events we offer important information and advice, tours around your local ambulances, rapid response vehicles and motorbikes, you can meet your local ambulance crew, we also offer blood pressure checks preventing strokes and the importance of Knowing Your Blood Pressure.

Events 2017

If you would like to meet the Patient and Public Engagement Team at stands, events and exhibitions across the South West please find a list of shows we are confirmed to attend summer 2017:

Event Date Location Confirmed
Wiltshire Game Fair 23-24 September Bowood House, Bowood, Calne,
Wilts, SN11 0LZ
Cornwall Pride 26 September Newquay, Cornwall Pending
Emergency Services
Police Day
01 October Avon & Somerset Police Headquarters Valley Rd,
Portishead, Bristol BS20 8QJ


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When South Western Ambulance Service crews were called to Boscombe Pier, Bournemouth they had no idea what they would find when they got there. Their only information was that a man had started choking and had now stopped breathing. With the first clinician on scene in less than two minutes, friends directed the crew along the dimly-lit pier, where another friend was already performing CPR, as directed by the calm emergency medical dispatcher on the line from the 999 control room.

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