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Welcome to SWASFT

When to call 999

It is important to only call 999 in an emergency

Help on the phone What is an emergency?
Help on the phone If you or someone you are with is very badly injured or very unwell this is an emergency and you will need to call 999

How do you know if someone is very unwell or badly hurt?

ill feelings

unconscious Unconscious - this means they are not awake and you cannot wake them up or get them to move
not breathing Struggling to breath - they may be making wheezing sounds
not breathing Not breathing at all - they may look like they are asleep but you can check and see if their chest moves up and down
chest pain Has chest pains - they may be able to tell you or may hold on to their chest
car accident Had a car accident and cannot move or they may be bleeding a lot

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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