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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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 2022 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 Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunities and Human Rights please contact Karen Holdsworth, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead on or 0781 067 4227.

If you require documentation in alternative formats, please contact the SWASFT Public Relations Team on 01392 261649 or via email at

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South Western Ambulance Charity

The South Western Ambulance Charity, founded in 1995, uses gifted monies to benefit those in our communities who use our service and to improve the welfare of the staff and volunteers of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our charitable support covers Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire including Bristol and Swindon.

If you would like to show your appreciation for the care that you or your loved one has received from us in the form of a charitable donation please visit our online giving website: Donate to South Western Ambulance Charity | Give as you Live Donate