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The Great Western Hospital

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

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 189 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)

89% 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)

103% 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

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 279 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

91%Patients recommend this hospital. 143 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

79%staff recommend this hospital for care. 1047 responses. 4866 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

56%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 1047 responses. 4866 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

96%Patients recommend this hospital. 969 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

Twin birth

As I was expecting identical twin boys, the plan was to have the babies in the delivery suite. I was very well cared for and supported by...

4 December 2016

Nothing too much trouble

Had to visit without an appointment to get some urgent information for sons diabetes. Receptionist on Osprey was lovely. Didn't ask too m...

2 December 2016

Rushed in after ECG at GP surgery in Calne.

Second opinion and tests needed. Feeling very vulnerable at 71. Despite the very busy AandE, everyone was very caring and professional. D...

30 November 2016

So grateful for our wonderful NHS

I had a stay on Beech ward this month for a hysterectomy. I cannot fault the pre, during and post care from this hospital. It's clear tha...

22 November 2016

Returned home dispondent!

Five years ago I suddenley lost my hearing in one ear for it never to return. I have moderate hearing in the other ear. I have been told ...

21 November 2016

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Last updated on 13 March 2014.

Information supplied by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust