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 160 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

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

86% 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)

110% 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)

103% 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)

135% 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

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. 922 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

72%Patients recommend this hospital. 1729 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

76%staff recommend this hospital for care. 233 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

62%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 233 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

My recent spinal treatment

I am writing to express the A1 treatment I have recently experienced in connection with problems I had with my spine/neck. From beginn...

21 May 2015

Full left hip replacement

I had this done February 2015. I have other medical issues so thought I would be in there for 7 days +.I went in on Monday was sat at hom...

18 May 2015

Email sent to Swindon GWH & the Churchill hospital Oxford

I feel the need to contact you regarding the treatment my wife has received @ the GWH and the Churchill hospital in Oxford. My wife was...

17 May 2015

Excellent Care in Great Western Hospital, Swindon.

Sent: 07 May 2015 13:37 To: Service, Customer Subject: Excellent Care My husband & I wish to thank all the staff who cared for him s...

17 May 2015

visit to a&e with our son

I just wanted to write to thank the staff of the emergency department at GWH. We came in with out 4 year old son, Tom, on Weds evening (1...

14 May 2015

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Last updated on 13 March 2014.

Information supplied by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust