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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 166 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

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

108% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

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

99% 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)

122% 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

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 817 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 710 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

A & E visit today

My wife had to visit the A and E department today with problems with a pregnancy. And we were shocked when the nurse who took us in for c...

28 July 2015

Feedback for my daughter who had an operation on her elbow

My daughter who is 6 had to have an operation on her elbow and the care and attention she received was excellent. All the staff were extr...

28 July 2015

Many thanks

I just want to thank all the team who came out to the scene of my accident, I had fallen off my horse and he had trodden on my face, scoo...

23 July 2015

Fantastic Care from Wonderful Staff

We have just returned home from having spent a couple of days on your children's unit after our son Alfie fell and broke his arm at the e...

22 July 2015

Toe and foot amputation

I had to have the toes on one foot removed, and half the other foot removed due to Diabetes, I was involved in every step of decision mak...

20 July 2015

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Last updated on 13 March 2014.

Information supplied by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust