Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

01793 604020 Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road , Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 6BB

5 out of 5 stars

Based on 18 ratings for this trust



  • Safer Staffing
  • Community maternity services in Bath and Wiltshire

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides acute hospital services (at Great Western Hospital) and community health services across Wiltshire. Services include community hospitals, community nursing, therapists and children’s and young people’s services.

At Great Western Hospital we have all of the facilities you would expect to find in a busy general hospital including an Emergency Department, Delivery Suite, a full range of diagnostics tests such as X-ray, MRI and CT scans, outpatient clinics and 21 inpatient wards.  We provide these services in a modern environment ensuring patients have privacy and dignity throughout their care.

Our priority whether you are cared for in hospital or in the community is to provide safe, high quality health services and we have an impressive track record on issues such as patient safety and infection control. 

We take a proactive approach to improving the way we provide care, continually looking for ways we can do things better.  This means we invest in the latest technology and training for our staff so we keep up with changes in how care and treatment is given.


Latest news

Safer Staffing

From June 2014 all NHS Trusts with inpatient beds in their hospitals are required to publish monthly information about the number of staff on each ward. This includes the number of nurses and support workers per shift, together with the percentage of shifts meeting safe staffing guidelines. The aim is to provide an open and transparent picture of local staffing levels for patients, families and members of the public.

We have systems in place to ensure we have enough of the right people in the right places. Senior sisters and matrons review staffing levels on a daily basis and will move nurses to different wards as needed to ensure all wards can maintain a high quality of care.

We will be presenting this information in a number of ways. Visit the Safer Staffing page on our website for more information.

Last updated on 23 June 2014.

Community maternity services in Bath and Wiltshire

From 1 June 2014 maternity services at the Royal United Hospital’s Princess Anne Wing in Bath and community maternity services in Chippenham, Trowbridge, Frome, Shepton Mallet and Paulton will be provided by the Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust, after being provided by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2011. Over the last three years the number of qualified and experienced midwives has increased and the Princess Anne Wing has been refurbished, providing a more modern and comfortable environment for women and their families. These improvements are reflected in positive feedback from local women. For information on these services please contact the Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust


Last updated on 29 May 2014.

Latest reviews of this trust

Very happy with Dermatology at GWH

I think most of us can be too quick to complain sometimes - but not quick enough to say Thank you when we have had good service. I cam...

31 May 2018

Receptionist for bookings helpline

Whilst trying to rearrange my appointment I was transferred to speak to an incredibly rude unprofessional woman. I explained to her that ...

21 March 2018

The treatment of my daughter by NHS staff on 6th March 2018

I received a garbled phone call from my daughter, I went to her house to find her in the grip of a severe migraine but was also completel...

7 March 2018

My husband passed away with the best care he could've had

My husband was in the care of Great Western Hospital in Swindon for 6 days and he had the best care he could have had. The doctors and nu...

5 February 2018


I was scheduled to have a small skin cancer removed today. With the TV news on NHS pressures I expected the appointment to be cancelled....

4 January 2018

Last updated on 08 November 2016.

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