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 150 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)

111% 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)

102% 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)

131% 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

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 721 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

91%Patients recommend this hospital. 1043 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

nothing but praise

nothing but praise for the staff at GWH for the care taken before ,during and after my back operation.treated with the utmost respect at...

14 April 2015

A&E vist

I turned up in A&E a couple of weeks ago. I had lost a lot of blood and was unable to register at reception because I was on the ver...

7 April 2015

Recent visit to A&E

Had need to visit the A&E department yesterday to have a steel splinter removed from the back of my hand. The staff were excellent, the p...

7 April 2015

Orthodontics

My son began his orthodontic treatment in Cornwall in 2012 and was told it would take 18 months to complete. We moved to Wiltshire in Jun...

4 April 2015

Biopsy in Dermatology Ward

Excellent efficient service from this department. Staff were friendly and I was seen at my appointment time. The surgeon and their suppor...

3 April 2015

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Last updated on 13 March 2014.

Information supplied by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust