The Great Western Hospital

Telephone: 01793 604020
Address: Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 6BB
Website: http://www.gwh.nhs.uk

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 121 ratings for this hospital

Overview

The Great Western Hospital is a modern hospital providing emergency care, surgery, diagnostics, paediatrics, maternity, outpatient and day case services.

The hospital opened in December 2002, replacing the Princess Margaret Hospital in Old Town, Swindon. The GWH is superbly designed and equipped and offers a first class environment for patients, visitors and staff, with over 30% of our beds provided in single rooms with en-suite facilities, helping maintain patients’ privacy and dignity whilst under our care.

The GWH offers a range of services and facilities from a busy Emergency Department, a dynamic Radiology department and a high performing Maternity unit which includes a co-located Birth Centre.

Safety is a top priority for us and we pride ourselves in having very tough infection control procedures in place.

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The Great Western Hospital

Tel: 01793 604020   Fax: 01793 604021

Address: Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 6BB

Website: http://www.gwh.nhs.uk

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Quality of service at The Great Western Hospital

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% of registered nurse day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

94% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

% of non registered nurse day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

91% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

% of registered nurse night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

101% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

% of non registered nurse night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

108% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

% of patients who have been hurt in a fall in the last 3 days

1.27% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

% of patients being treated for a bed sore (pressure ulcer)

4.57% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

79 from 358 responses - Scores can range from -100 to +100. The higher the score, the better reported patient experience
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Friends and Family Test score: A&E

35 from 524 responses - Scores can range from -100 to +100. The higher thye score, the better reported patient experience

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Latest reviews of this hospital

Excellent Experience

Hands down the best hospital I have been to. The staff were wonderful and it is clear that they really care about their patients. Also th...

17 July 2014

Visit

I had an appointment this morning and was very impressed by the doctor's diagnosis and the procedure she carried out with her colleague. ...

9 July 2014

Thank you

Recently I had the misfortune to be admitted to initially Kingfisher ward and subsequently moved to Mercury ward with Heart Failure and I...

9 July 2014

Communication of information after surgery quite poor.

No real information given on Ampney ward after surgery. Staff nurses seem only interested in gathering obs and dispensing pain relief. Wa...

7 July 2014

scbu

After my twins were born at 28 weeks in January 2014 they spent some months in scbu and although it was a very stressful sometimes upset ...

2 July 2014

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Last updated on 13 March 2014.

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