South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust provides emergency and urgent care, patient transport services and out of hours services across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and the former Avon.
The trust employs more than 4,000 staff across 120 operational sites including 96 ambulance stations and six air bases. We also serve a resident population of more than 5.3 million people. Last year (2011-12),
SWASFT responded to more than 690,000 emergency calls. Our Patient Transport Service also carried out more than 353,452 patient journeys. The trust covers an area of 51,871 kilometres and more than 1,331 kilometres of coastline.
The Trust has a mission to respond quickly and safely to save lives, reduce anxiety, pain and suffering.