News archive 2015

Respect Us - We're here to help say NHS staff

Please have a thought for staff working through the holidays

Parking charges lifted at GWH this Christmas

No charges for patients, visitors or staff

Local man begins Atlantic challenge

3000-mile row for Radiotherapy Appeal

Great Western Hospital's sepsis team scoops national patient safety award

Health Business Awards winners

Sepsis team celebrate award nomination

Group up for Patient Safety Award

Junior doctors' strike called off

Instructions for your appointment

Please look out for the elderly this winter

How we should all Stay Well This Winter

Help us protect patients, staff and visitors from norovirus

What to do if you're showing symptoms

More wards join the digital revolution at the Great Western Hospital

Trust takes next step to paperless environment

How you can Self Care for Life

Simple ways to live well

Trust works to protect the future of antibiotics

Staff mark European Antibiotic Awareness Day

Trust Audiology Department ranked as one of the best

National accreditation by Royal College of Physicians

Selfless volunteers thanked at annual Long Service Awards

Trust pays tribute to an 'incredible army'

It's a win-win situation for GWH's Acute Cardiac team

Team scoops two Placement of the Year awards

Cancer waiting times meet and exceed national targets

New patients treated within 31 days

Trust celebrates first Learning Disability Awareness Week

Staff take part in week-long series of events

Chase the carrot for Radiotherapy Appeal

Reindeer Run: Sunday 6 December

Warminster recruitment day aims to attract new health workers

Warminster Community Hospital event, Friday 6 November

Radiotherapy Appeal reaches £200,000

Brighter Futures thanks local fundraisers

Great Western Harmony choir hit all the right notes

A treat for patients on our dementia-friendly ward

A route back to work for health professionals

Return to Practice course opens the door

More care and support for families

Trust in partnership with two children's hospice charities

Living Well: cancer survivors' event

People living with, or beyond, cancer learn how to return to normal life

Trust to bring new healthcare workers to north Wiltshire

Come to our recruitment day at Marlborough's Savernake Hospital

Working with the Care Quality Commission

It's time for our routine inspection

Help shape the future of local health services

Become a Public Governor for the Trust

500 extra lives to be saved over five years with the launch of new safety and quality vision

Deliberately ambitious, but achievable

Last chance to book your place at Annual Members' Meeting

Hear about our latest developments and put your questions to us

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) wants to hear your views

Listening event at Marlborough Town Hall

Trust makes it easy for local people to say "I do" during National Transplant Week

7-13 September

Please talk to the CQC inspector

Wanted: your views of our services

Sainsbury's staff walk the walk to raise cash for Brighter Futures' Radiotherapy Appeal

Colleagues to walk from GWH to Stratton store

Keep us in mind say Brighter Futures during Remember a Charity in Your Will Week

Awareness week 7-13 September

GWH nurses look back on 40 years of the Macmillan nurse

Celebrating four decades of vital cancer care

More frequent buses to and from GWH

Bus timetable changes from next Tuesday (1 September)

Crop circle raises cash for Radiotherapy Appeal

Nearly £5,000 raised so far

Wiltshire diabetes course wins national award

Helping patients understand their condition

Local people invited to share experiences of the Trust with CQC inspectors

Good or bad, we want to hear from you

Marlborough physiotherapist to help runners complete 102.5-mile challenge in Oman

Debbie Simpson swaps Savernake Hospital for 50-degree desert heat

Online survey makes it easier for carers to leave feedback about a friend or loved-one's treatment

Wiltshire patients' lives transformed by new treatment for leg ulcers

New treatment will also save Trust £40,000 a year

Are you in the running for the Swindon Half?

Swindon's cancer-surviving Bishop backs Brighter Futures' Ride for Radiotherapy event

Our charity, Brighter Futures, has moved to a public-facing office - come and say hello!

Our charity, Brighter Futures, has moved to a public-facing office - come and say hello!

GWH plays host to Right Said Fred for new hepatitis C campaign

GWH plays host to Right Said Fred for new hepatitis C campaign

For crutch sake! Trust appeals for return of old and unused walking aids

Bring your crutches, walking frames and sticks to GWH

World War II hero presented with Legion d'Honneur medal at GWH bedside

Lt Col Ian Neilson receives highest French military honour

Wiltshire's skies to be filled by Brighter Futures skydiving fundraisers

Wiltshire's skies to be filled by Brighter Futures fundraising skydivers

Landmark decision brings radiotherapy to GWH a step closer

Landmark decision brings radiotherapy to GWH a step closer

Trust's Return to Practice programme recognised with regional award nomination

Helping nurses get back to work

Vote for Brighter Futures to become Swindon Town's Charity of the Year

Vote for Brighter Futures to become Swindon Town's Charity of the Year

Become a Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Governor

Would you like to become a Governor at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust?

£1.35m technology boost for Trust patient care

£1.35m technology boost for Trust patient care

Simulation day proves popular with local students

St Johns School pupils experience a day in the life of various healthcare workers

Students take part in special healthcare simulation day

Realistic exercise on Monday 29 June

Inpatients' medication now prescribed electronically at GWH

Inpatients' medication now prescribed electronically at GWH

Support Brighter Futures by voting it Stratton Sainsbury's store's Charity of the Year

Vote for Brighter Futures to be local Sainsbury's store's Charity of the Year

Percentage of new mums breastfeeding at GWH ahead of national average

Nearly 80 per cent of GWH mothers will try breastfeeding

Have a Wimbledon-theme tea party to support Brighter Futures' Radiotherapy Appeal

Stage a fundraising tennis-theme tea party!

We're looking for healthcare staff to join us at Chippenham Community Hospital

Recruitment day taking place on Friday 26 June

Take a #TheTimeIsNow selfie to support Brighter Futures' Radiotherapy Appeal

Take a #TheTimeIsNow selfie to support Brighter Futures' Radiotherapy Appeal

Winners of Staff Excellence Awards announced

Staff celebrate achievements

GWH to offer dying patients opportunity to shape their own care plan

Dying patients to shape their own care needs

Volunteer and play an integral role in the Trust

Events planned for National Volunteers Week

Take a selfie and support the Radiotherapy Appeal

#TheTimeIsNow

Appeal launched to help bring radiotherapy to GWH

£2.9 million is needed to bring vital cancer treatment to Swindon

Learn more about dementia with a series of events at GWH

Demtia Awareness Week 17-23 May

Time to Talk, Plan, Live.

Dying Matters Week - 18-25 May 2015

Aviation art to help lift spirits

Exhibition by Swindon artist David Bent

GWH to celebrate International Nurses' Day

Celebrating the vital contribution made by nurses

Trust shortlisted for national patient safety award

Trust's commitment to patient safety recognised by CHKS

Swindon Macmillan skin cancer nurse urges Sun Awareness

Sun Awareness Week - 4-10 May

Working with Monitor to improve our financial position

Building a financially secure future

WiFi now available at GWH

Access to the Internet at the hospital

Trust to recruit theatre staff with open day at GWH

Come along this Saturday

Sexual health walk-in service to be trialled at GWH

New clinic open every Tuesday between 9am and 11am

Healthcare available over Easter

Find out what's open this long weekend

Parents in Wiltshire given help to look after their little one's teeth

Aiming to cut tooth decay in children under five

Trust awarded £1.35 million to go digital

New technology will have massive benefits for patients

New welcome service for patients with dementia and Alzheimer's launches at GWH

Making visiting hospital less stressful

Reduced opening hours for Minor Injuries Unit at Chippenham Community Hospital

Essential maintenance 16-18 March

Radiology team at GWH get medical Oscar nod

In the running for a BMJ Award

Pioneering breast cancer treatment arrives at GWH

Fundraising success brings first in south west

We are looking for nurses and support staff to join us at Savernake Hospital in Marlborough

Recruitment Day - Friday 27 February, 2.00am-7.00pm

Need urgent healthcare in Swindon?

Local healthcare services available to you

GWH nurses launch prostate cancer awareness roadshows

From Saturday 7 February

Nominate staff for our People's Choice Award 2015

Celebrating staff who make a difference

Learn more about organ donation with free health talk at GWH

Please look out for elderly friends, relatives and neighbours

Your local healthcare services

GWH leads the way in 'Let's Loop Swindon' campaign

Musicians wanted to perform in GWH's new dementia friendly ward

GWH lead cancer nurse named Carer of the Year finalist

Lyndel Moore selected for Wiltshire Life Awards 2015

Healthcare Assistants offered support to enrol in professional nursing degrees

Financial help for further education

We remain extremely busy

Patient safety and quality of care is our absolute priority

GWH remains extremely busy

Patient safety and quality of care is our absolute priority

Local health services work together to respond to increased pressure

Response to increased demand and growing pressure

Patient tests negative for Ebola

Patients should attend their appointments as planned

Patient being tested for Ebola as a precautionary measure

Risk to patients and visitors is low

Help keep our patients and staff safe

Please don't visit if you have sickness, diarrhoea or flu

More choice for Swindon Opthalmology patients

£1.6 million development of Ophthalmology services