Welcome to SWASFT

Medical Transport Service

Hours of operation

The South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Medical Transport Service is operational Monday to Friday between 07.30am and 5.30pm.

Staff

The Medical Transport Service is supported by 11 members of full time employed staff. There are two main shifts which are 08.15am until 4.15pm and 09.30am until 5.30pm.

Fleet

The fleet of 11 vehicles is made up of Transit size vehicles plus two mini-buses and one 3.5 tonne lorry with tail lift.

In performing its activities the fleet travels approximately 225,000 miles per annum.

Operations

Altogether there are nine routes:

  • Six commence from St Leonards (Dorset)
  • Two from the Royal Bournemouth Hospital
  • One from Poole General Hospital

Drivers have dedicated runs enabling them to build good relationships with their customers.

Work

The work the Medical Transport Service undertakes for various commissioners includes:

  • Collection of blood and other medical samples from Hospitals, doctors surgeries and other locations;
  • Delivery of doctors notes, stores items (prescription forms, sample pots) etc, to doctors surgeries;
  • Deliver and collection of internal mail to and from various locations;
  • Delivery and collection of sterile and soiled surgical instruments to and from various locations;
  • Collection and delivery of medical records from various locations;
  • Delivery of pharmaceutical products from St Ann's to various locations;
  • Safe transportation of NHS staff between Poole and Bournemouth Hospitals;
  • Collection and delivery of monthly pay slips from Shelley Road to various locations;
  • Collection and delivery of products from the continence service team in Shelley Road.

Contact details

Tel: 01202 851359
Fax: 01202 851357
Email: MedicalTransportservices@swast.nhs.uk

Head Driver: Richard King
Relief Driver: Peter Farrell

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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: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/SWASC.