About us

Our services

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 details).

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

Our charity

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.

Our history

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 Western Hospital.

Further information

Please see also Our partners.

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