The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides acute
hospital services at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, and
other health services at various other locations.
Overall responsibility for running the Trust falls to the Trust
Board (please see Management structure for full
As a Foundation Trust, we are also a membership organisation
which is accountable to local people.
We have over 12,000 members, including staff, patients and the
public; new members are always welcome.
Members' views and interests are represented by the Council of
Governors, who are a group of elected and nominated people.
They challenge the Trust Board on their decisions, to
ensure that it provides the best service possible.
For full details please see Members and Governors.
Brighter Futures is our registered charity (Registered Charity
No: 1050892), which raises funds for Great Western Hospital
and community health services across Wiltshire.
Please see the Brighter Futures website
(www.brighterfuturesgwh.nhs.uk) for details.
The Great Western Hospital opened in December 2002 with the
closure of the Princess Margaret Hospital in Swindon.
In December 2008 we were authorised as a 'Foundation Trust',
which has given us the freedom to invest in services at the Great
Please see also Our partners.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put it right.
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