The Great Western Hospital

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

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 193 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)

91% 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)

97% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

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

100% 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)

97% 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. 318 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

83%Patients recommend this hospital. 87 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

8080% staff recommend this hospital for care. 435 responses. 5136 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

6363% staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 435 responses. 5136 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

100%Patients recommend this hospital. 17 responses.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

97%Patients recommend this hospital. 1437 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

Kept in dark, doctor never listened

Still in the dark no proper answer still unsure doctor would not listen more interested in listening to them self. I explained one of my ...

18 June 2016

Information

Having received my appointment by telephone, did not have information on questions to ask. Enquired about transport (to Oxford as do not ...

15 June 2016

Excellent service

Been admitted to A&E twice in last 6 weeks due to severe gallbladder attacks caused by stones. As a walk in patient (luckily have fam...

11 June 2016

When I needed you - you were there for me

I was suffering terrible back pain and muscle spasms. All staff were kind and considerate and did not lecture me for not having GP - whi...

6 June 2016

A&E brilliant, paramedic really wasn't.

I was admitted at the beginning of April from home, 111 sent an ambulance as I had all the symptoms of a heart attack. It turns out I had...

4 June 2016

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Last updated on 13 March 2014.

Information supplied by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust