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South Western Ambulance Service

For our nearest meeting, in Bournemouth on 11th November, see below:


Help South Western Ambulance Service to help you

Do you have views on how the South West’s ambulance service is run? Have you got comments to make about your own experiences, or those of your family or friends, of using emergency, urgent care or patient transport services?

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust (SWAST) is seeking your opinions on its plans to become an NHS Foundation Trust, in a public consultation which runs from Monday 14 September untilSunday 6 December 2009. During this time, it is your chance to engage in a full and frank debate about what it will mean for SWAST to become a Foundation Trust. Taking part in the consultation means you can have your say on SWAST’s proposed governance arrangements – in other words, how they make sure that high performance and clinical quality standards continue to be met, patients and staff are kept safe, and best use is made of taxpayers’ money. All your comments are welcome.

As part of the NHS Foundation Trust application process, SWAST is also aiming to recruit 15,000 members who are representative of the communities they serve. This is a further opportunity for people to support SWAST’s life-saving work and get involved with service development. For more information about NHS Foundation Trusts and membership, or the various ways to get involved in the public consultation, you can visit or contact Consultation Coordinator Lynne Paramor on 01392 261509.

Alternatively, you can attend your nearest public meeting day, when a rolling 2 hour presentation will be given:

5 October 2009, 9:00am to 9:00pm

Guildhall, Plymouth City Council, Plymouth

9 November 2009, 9:00am to 9:00pm

Truro Town Hall, Municipal Buildings, Boscawen Street

11 November 2009, 9:00am to 9:00pm
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road, Bournemouth

1 December 2009, 9:00am to 9:00pm
Albermale Centre, Albernale Road, Taunton