The Great Western Hospital

01793 604020 Marlborough Road , Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 6BB

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 157 ratings for this hospital


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.

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The Great Western Hospital

Tel: 01793 604020   Fax: 01793 604021

Address: Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 6BB


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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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Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

62%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 1269 responses. 4514 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

97%Patients recommend this hospital. 542 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 427 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

67%Patients recommend this hospital. 36 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

78%staff recommend this hospital for care. 1269 responses. 4514 staff work at this trust.

Some services at this hospital are provided by other trusts. See the full list of departments for more information.

Latest reviews of this hospital


Pre-procedure I was told that I would have one type of bowel prep bt was sent another so had to rearrange that to begin with by visiting ...

12 December 2018

In patient care after leg fractures

I arrived by ambulance at A&E after an accident in the garden, having clearly broken my leg. I thought I would be plastered up and se...

27 November 2018

Gynaecology Rapid access clinic

i was recently referred to this clinic and would like to praise the medical staff for both their efficiency and kindness. Equally import...

23 November 2018

Night time visits

i visited the night time injury unit at the Great Western Hospital. I had a very delicate problem with a zip, there was a longish wait w...

23 November 2018

Neurology feedback

This Department is generally very good. My feedback concerns a Neurologist here. I recently visited this Consultant who I have seen twi...

14 November 2018

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Last updated on 13 March 2014.

Information supplied by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust