For life threatening conditions, call 999 – Accident & Emergency (A&E).

Emergency services are very busy. You should only attend Emergency Departments if you are very badly hurt or if you become very seriously ill (life-threatening). This would include:

  •     life threatening choking
  •     chest pain
  •     blacking out
  •     severe blood loss
  •     severe breathing difficulty

The nearest A & E department for Swindon residents will be the Great Western Hospital in Marlborough Road, Swindon, close to Junction 15 of the M4.  

South Western Ambulance Service

The Trust serves a total population of over 5.3 million and is estimated to receive an influx of over 17.5 million visitors each year. The operational area is predominantly rural but also includes large urban centres including Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter, Bath, Swindon, Gloucester, Bournemouth and Poole.

The Trust is a high-quality, effective and efficient NHS organisation and the primary provider of 999 ambulance services across its operational area. The Trust provides the emergency ambulance 999 services for Swindon. 

Visit the South West Ambulance Service's website