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 145 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
Ward level breakdown

% of Unregistered care staff day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

106% 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)

100% 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)

121% 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. 693 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 570 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%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

Assisted birth in January

I had a Ventouse Delivery on delivery suite in January this year and all the staff were brilliant. I hoped for a water birth but couldn't...

28 March 2015

Propping Open Fire Doors Compromises everyone's safety

The standards of care at this hospital in the Maternity services department are second to none. We had our first child at the Great Weste...

27 March 2015

a and e

I was in a and e from 9 am to 4pm. seen very quickly to start with. then saw a doctor who clearly hadnt read all notes. that said the doc...

25 March 2015

Neurology

Neurology - Wait 4 months for an urgent appointment to be sent away and told take these pills and should they not work then gp will provi...

17 March 2015

A and E Leg Wound

On Saturday 14 March I suffered a leg wound and my wife took me A+E at the Great Western Hospital. Although the department was busy I wa...

15 March 2015

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Last updated on 13 March 2014.

Information supplied by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust