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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 171 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)

84% 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)

107% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

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

98% 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)

124% 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

96%Patients recommend this hospital. 892 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

92%Patients recommend this hospital. 451 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

78%staff recommend this hospital for care. 134 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

63%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 134 responses

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

97%Patients recommend this hospital. 196 responses.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

97%Patients recommend this hospital. 1898 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

One week in patient with Cellulitus

What an excellent Hospital, having just moved to the Cotswolds we are so pleased with the care I received. The quality of care extends fr...

31 August 2015

Dermatology - Wren

Yet again our appointment at Wren was superb - warmly welcomed by the receptionist, and superbly treated by the Sister. We were seen on ...

26 August 2015

Very bad hospital

First of all the hospital was not helpful or welcoming . I needed ergant attention and no one would see me and they didn't check me over ...

18 August 2015

Linet ward

My Dad frequented GWH as an in patient as a poorly diabetic. He always went onto Linet ward which was filthy. I have reported this many ...

18 August 2015

Treatment of my 89 yr old mother in law

We were sent up from a GP visit , to the Accident and Emergency Department, as the GP wasn't happy about the results of an ECG, done at t...

17 August 2015

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Last updated on 13 March 2014.

Information supplied by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust