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 137 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

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% 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)

96% 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)

113% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met
Ward level breakdown

Friends and Family Test : Inpatient

89%Patients who would recommend this hospital as a place to be treated. 535 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

85%Patients recommend this hospital. 466 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

72% of staff would recommend this organisation as a place to be treated. 382 responses. 5338 staff work at this organisation.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

56% of staff would recommend this organisation as a place to work. 391 responses. 5338 staff work at this trust.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Care after a heart attack

I was taken into hospital as an emergency, having a heart attack. I was so well looked after, was kept up to date with all the decisions...

15 October 2014

I received excellent care during my stay.

Excellent care received and the staff cannot do enough for you. Very clean wards and was given wide variety of choice of foods and drink....

5 October 2014

Majority of staff were brilliant

Had a adominal hysterectomy majority of staff were amazing but there was one shift that was awful antibiotics were due at 4pm didn't get ...

5 October 2014

Day care centre osprey

What a great job they are doing with all of us unfortunate patients, always friendly always sympathetic and mostly always do anything to ...

24 September 2014

routine onology appointment

I attended a routine oncology appointment on Monday 22nd sept yet again I didn't get to see my oncologist. I went with a friend as I was...

24 September 2014

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Last updated on 13 March 2014.

Information supplied by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust