Live Tweets Today from 999 Control Room

July 25, 2016 by Tracy

Following on from the huge success of their first tweetathon, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is repeating the event today from their Bristol clinical hub.

The event takes place HEMS Desk at Exeter Control Roombetween 8am and 6pm and gives you the opportunity to go behind the scenes and experience what it is like working in a busy 999 control room.

More than 2,500 incidents a day are managed by The Trust where help, advice and reassurance are always offered. The shift coincides with one of the busiest times of the year for the Trust as many people begin their summer holidays in the region.

Ken Wenman, Chief Executive of SWASFT, said: “A huge variety of calls come through our hubs every day. Tweeting about some of the calls we receive gives the public a greater view on what happens when you make that 999 call.

“It is also the start of the summer holidays so we encourage people to choose well and remember to please only call 999 in a life-threatening emergency. If you need medical help but it isn’t urgent there are other options available to you. You could call NHS111, visit your GP or pharmacy or visit your minor injury unit.”

Ken Wenman also added: “The tweetathon shows the public how busy our ambulance service really is and helps steer people to choose the right healthcare provider for their medical need. Remember 999 should only be used in a real emergency”

SWASFT LogoYou can follow the tweetathon via the Twitter page @swasFT using the hashtag #swasftLive