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 161 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)

85% 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)

130% 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

92%Patients recommend this hospital. 1040 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

96%Patients recommend this hospital. 286 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

80%staff recommend this hospital for care. 174 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

65%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 174 responses

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

97%Patients recommend this hospital. 247 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

NHS at its best

having had quite a lot of dealings with different wards at the GW hospital I can only comment that expect time the staff have worked extr...

25 June 2015

Looking after my dad

Hi, I would just like to say a massive thankyou from me and my family to the people on the Meldon Ward. My dad Gordy died last Friday 11...

18 June 2015

Pregnancy ultrascan

My wife and I had our second ultrascan today and we were left amazed by the fabulous experience of being talked through each check and me...

17 June 2015

I recently had a knee replacement on 3 June 2015

I can honestly say that the care from the pre op clinic to the operation was amazing. The staff were all helpful and pleasant. Nothing ...

15 June 2015

Some extremely good and some equally bad experience

After being referred by my GP, I was given an appointment for the 14th May 2015 to see a specialist in the GWH opthalmology department. I...

14 June 2015

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Last updated on 13 March 2014.

Information supplied by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust