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 138 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

Care Quality Commission Inspection Ratings

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

87% 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)

109% 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)

98% 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)

112% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

Friends and Family Test: Inpatient

90%Patients recommend this hospital. 600 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

76%Patients recommend this hospital. 863 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

76% of staff would recommend this organisation as a place to be treated. 233 responses. 5090 staff work at this organisation.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

62% of staff would recommend this organisation as a place to work. 233 responses. 5090 staff work at this trust.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Intensive care (IC) and High Dependency (HD) service

My brother recently died from sepsis after a three week battle. The staff in IC HD were outstanding in their attempts to help him pull th...

25 November 2014

With thanks to Beech Ward

I sadly miscarried at week 20 gestation. The care and compassion I received at GWH was incredible. They treated me and my late Son with ...

13 November 2014

Linnett ward with abdo pain and dehydration

Jan 2014 I was taken into GWH 3 times for same reasons. First A and E told me I would be given oral morph when I went up to the ward. The...

9 November 2014

Treatment for giant cell arteritis

In October 2013 I was diagnosed with giant cell arteritis, and referred to the Great Western Hospital for treatment. Throughout the proce...

5 November 2014

August 2014 Total Hysterectomy and stay in Beech ward

I went into hospital in August after waiting since December. My experience of the administration and in particular the admissions team wa...

1 November 2014

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Last updated on 13 March 2014.

Information supplied by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust