Welcome to SWASFT

Services we provide & communities we serve

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South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) provides the following services:

Accident & Emergency

Medical emergencies happen at all times of the day and night. SWASFT operates a 24-hour clinical response to 999 calls to ensure patients receive the right care as quickly as possible – wherever and whenever they need it.

NHS 111 (Dorset)

NHS 111 is designed to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services. You can dial 111 when you need medical help fast but it is not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.

NHS 111 is available 24-hours-a-day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

Out of Hours (Dorset)

On behalf of GPs in Dorset SWASFT runs the Out-of-Hours doctor service across the county. The Out-of-Hours telephone number covers all patients registered with a doctor's surgery in Dorset and is a service run by dedicated staff including doctors, paramedics, nurses, control assistants, dispatchers and drivers.

Tiverton Urgent Care Centre

The centre, at Tiverton and District Hospital, Kennedy Way, Tiverton, is open seven days a week between 8am and 10pm and is staffed by a team of highly qualified general practitioners (GPs) and nurse practitioners. You do not need an appointment to visit the centre and we will provide treatment for a host of minor injuries and ailments.

Communities served:

  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • Bristol
  • Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • Gloucestershire
  • Wiltshire
  • Somerset
  • South Gloucestershire
  • Swindon (plus Watchfield and Shrivenham)

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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.