What We Do

The purpose of the South West Critical Care Network is to provide a high quality, responsive and patient focussed service that provides a seamless transition of care for the Critical care patient from ward and acute care and on through to rehabilitation.
The geographical spread of the South West Critical Care Network (SWCCN) makes it one of the largest single networks in England covering 9 hospital Trusts and 16 Intensive Care Units from Cheltenham to Truro.

The distance of one end of the Network to the other is 205 miles and time to travel between sites is considerable given the rural nature of much of the region and limited motorway coverage in the far South West. Many of the hospitals are over 50 miles apart

click here for South West Guidelines and Policies

Clinical Forum - SWCCN - part 1

Here is the first part of the video from the Clinical Forum held on the 17th May 2023

Please see below for part 2.


Clinical Forum - SWCCN - part 2

Here is the second part of the video from the Clinical Forum held on the 17th May 2023

for further information, please email swccn@uhbw.nhs.uk


New STRICT Transfer Video

Introduction to the new STRICT transfer video produced by David Cain and the SWCCN transfer team.

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Vacancies in Retrieve Transfer Service - Admin

Retrieve are looking for two new administrative staff. One in Severn the other in Peninsula. The advert links are attached. Severn Band 5 http://jobs.uhbristol.nhs.uk/job/UK/Bristol/

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South West Clinical Forum 2023

The South West's first Clinical Forum will be held online on the 17th May 2023

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13th Mar 2024

09:00 to 13:00

SWCCN ACCP Digital Event 13th March

THE SWACCP DIGITAL EVENT 13/03/24 ON 13th of March 2024 This is a free event hosted by

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17th Jun 2024


ICS State of Art Conference June 2024

SOA24. - The largest multi-professional critical care Congress in the UK.

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07th Oct 2024


BACCN Conference 2024

BACCN Building environments to thrive Celebrating Personal and Professional Diversity in Critical Care Nursing

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