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 125 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)

100% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

% of Unregistered care staff day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

119% 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)

106% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

% of Unregistered care staff night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

142% 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

75 from 217 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

49 from 557 responses - Scores can range from -100 to +100. The higher the score, the better reported patient experience

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Latest reviews of this hospital

Extreme back Pain

I have suffered extreme back pain for 2 years, I can no longer work as my job entails driving, I am extremely concerned that my consulta...

16 August 2014

Outstanding staff and fantastic surgeeon

I cannot fault the fantastic and professional way I was treated before, during ,and after my surgery to my foot . The doctor is a polite ...

13 August 2014

My 8 yr old had a fight with a food processor

We rushed her in on saturday evening at peak time - we were treated with efficiency and care with two lots of xrays all done by 11pm, We...

6 August 2014

Just had a cyst remove from my neck.

Just had a cyst removed at the great Western we're I've been waiting on appointment for a year 'went in last Thursday sat waiting four th...

1 August 2014

As good as one could expect

Recently whilst travelling from Australia to England I had a heart attack. I visited the GWH and within 28 hours had been operated on. Th...

1 August 2014

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Last updated on 13 March 2014.

Information supplied by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust