The Great Western Hospital

Telephone: 01793 604020
Address: Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 6BB

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 107 ratings for this hospital


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.

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The Great Western Hospital

Tel: 01793 604020   Fax: 01793 604021

Address: Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 6BB


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Latest reviews of this hospital

Treatment of Mum

Mum had a major stroke but she was still able to decide what she wanted. a Consultant treated a pain she had in her side and in her back ...

22 April 2014

Emergency Optometrist

I had an Emergency Optometrist appointment due to extreme eye pain. The doctor I saw was with very little exception one of the most rudes...

20 April 2014

Procedure to remove a Basal Carcinoma.

My operation to remove a large Basal Carcinoma from my nose and reconstruct the area using a Paramedian Flap from my forehead was schedul...

17 April 2014

Obstetric ultrasound

Just wanting to say thank you to the lady who performed my 12 week pregnancy ultrasound scan. She explained what she was doing, what bi...

16 April 2014

Son went in for procedure on cruciate ligament

Yesterday, 14/04/14, my son, attended Great Western Hospital, Swindon (GWH) for a procedure to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament...

15 April 2014

Quality of service at The Great Western Hospital

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

71 from 297 responses
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Friends and Family Test score: A&E

54 from 42 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Care Quality Commission national standards

Some standards not met
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Number of MRSA cases in last 3 months

1 case(s) in the last three months

Patient survey score for cleanliness

As expected with a score of 9.09

C. difficile infections in last 3 months

Average (0.01 cases per bed in the last three months)

NHS Choices users rating

Responding to patient safety alerts

Poor - Some alerts not signed off after deadline

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Last updated on 13 March 2014.

Information supplied by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust