The Great Western Hospital

01793 604020 Marlborough Road , Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 6BB
http://www.gwh.nhs.uk

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 186 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

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

89% 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)

100% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

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

103% 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)

104% 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. 645 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

92%Patients recommend this hospital. 122 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

8080% staff recommend this hospital for care. 435 responses. 5136 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

6363% staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 435 responses. 5136 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

NA%Patients recommend this hospital. 3 responses.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

98%Patients recommend this hospital. 1504 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

Emergency admission Sepsis

No exaggeration to say the department and that of intensive care saved my life. Wonderful doctors and nurses, cannot speak too highly of ...

24 September 2016

Mums last days in the GWH .

I just wanted to say how well the nurses and doctors made my mothers last days when she was in the Great Western Hospital. They did all t...

23 September 2016

Car parking at GWH

The price tariff for evenings is as follows: From 18: 01 up to 2 hrs is £1 after that it's £2 I take a ticket with time stamp ...

13 September 2016

Spinal Decompression Surgery Stay

The thought of going into hospital for the above was daunting and I had no real idea what to expect. I have to say the care I received w...

31 August 2016

Most unpleasant experience

They were more than 25 minutes late, but no apology. My time does not matter. The person I saw was quite unpleasant totally lacking i...

30 August 2016

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Last updated on 13 March 2014.

Information supplied by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust