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 144 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)

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. 491 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

82%Patients recommend this hospital. 448 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

Thank you

I went to the hospital today, I had fallen over resulting in a black eye and concussion. The staff were excellent I didn't really feel I...

1 March 2015

Shambolic

No access to previous notes when re-admitted. Passed from A&E to Surgical Assessment with no-one wanting to take responsibility for ...

23 February 2015

the sleep clinic

Two members of staff at the sleep clinic are an ideal working pair. They are so helpful, accommodating, even though they are rushed off t...

18 February 2015

angry angina

From the paramedics to the Great Western nurses and Doctors, the care and consideration I received was very much appreciated over the 24...

16 February 2015

Thank you so much

I had my first baby in late November 2014 and can't thank staff enough and I feel like I met everyone there! I gave birth in the White Ho...

14 February 2015

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Last updated on 13 March 2014.

Information supplied by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust