The Great Western Hospital

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

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 190 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.

Contact details, map and directions

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

This hospital is managed by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

Requires Improvement
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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

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

102% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

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

99% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

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

95% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

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

0.7% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

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

5.19% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

Friends and Family Test: Inpatient

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 1206 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

81%staff recommend this hospital for care. 601 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

64%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 601 responses

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 316 responses.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

96%Patients recommend this hospital. 4041 responses.

Some services at this hospital are provided by other trusts. See the full list of departments for more information.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Came in through A&E with a broken ankle

The staff I came across in all departments A&E, Alldourne Ward and Ampney Ward were all fantastic, they were very obviously rushed of...

1 February 2016

Total hip replacement

Just wanted to say thank you for my total hip replacement . From the lovely nurses in TAL , my very reassuring anetheasatist , my surgeon...

31 January 2016

First trip to gynaecologist

I was pleased with the speed in which this appointment was made. Just 10 days after seeing GP. The consultant was informative and not rus...

27 January 2016

Coate Water Dept

I attended the above department last week for daily treatment. I found all the staff to be very professional, caring, empathetic and int...

24 January 2016

Partial Knee Replacement

I had a partial knee replacement done at the start of December and found the staff from the anaesthetic team to the nurses on Aldbourne w...

20 January 2016

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Last updated on 13 March 2014.

Information supplied by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust