News archive 2016

Stem Cell Service receives essential accreditation

Trust approved to carry out transplants

New campaign asks for support to help patients leave hospital

There's lots we can all do to help

Christmas healthcare without an appointment

Where to go if you need help over the festive period

Maternity Support Worker nominated for national award

Kerry Wheeler shortlisted for top honour

Yahweh Christmas Cheer - on video

Live video and MP3 music file

Consultant's bid for Christmas number one hit

Cardiologist recruits staff and children for festive anthem

Panto favourites return to spread Christmas cheer

Laughter-filled show for Children's Unit

Free childcare offer prompts ministerial visit

Trust staff benefit from double the number of free hours

Trust joins forces with national colleagues to improve hip fracture care

Teaming up with hospitals across the country

Improvements recognised in the Emergency Department

A message from Nerissa Vaughan, Chief Executive

Please look out for the elderly and vulnerable

It's important to seek help early on

Celebrating 25 years of breast screening in Wiltshire

Former staff invited back to mark anniversary

Heroes wanted for lifesaving emergency team

Emergency Department open day on Saturday 5 November

Brighter Futures says thanks a million to fundraisers

Radiotherapy Appeal total tops £1 million

Kung flu fighting by a quarter of staff at GWH

Staying protected ahead of colder winter months

Support for cancer patients after treatment

Help to live well with and beyond a cancer diagnosis

New bereavement suite offers quiet space for families

Trust thanks local fundraisers

Up, up and away!

Photos of World Mental Health Day event

GWH celebrates World Mental Health Day

Supporting the mental health of our patients and staff

Canine companion cheers up paw-ly patients at GWH

A four-legged visitor for Children's Unit patients

Trust to provide community healthcare services in Swindon from 1 October

More joined-up care for patients

Consultant's dedication to training earns national award win

Trainer of the Year title for GWH surgeon

Patient support group helps fund new surgical equipment at GWH

Kit reduces need for major surgery

New cross-hospital working saves more patient lives

Mortality rates for patients needing emergency surgery improve

We're looking for public governors

Apply before Tuesday 4 October

Help us get patients home

What you can do to help speed up the discharge of patients well enough to leave hospital

How to get the best and quickest care

Your local healthcare options

Lifesaving achievements marked at World Sepsis Day celebration

Eighty per cent of patients now survive life threatening infection

Trust asked to become caretaker for community healthcare for adults in Swindon

A message from Nerissa Vaughan, Chief Executive

Never OK campaign launched to tackle abuse of NHS staff

Working to keep healthcare staff safe

Organ donors fall by more than 50 per cent at GWH

Say "Yes, I donate" this Organ Donation Week

Staff gather for Speak Out on Safety event

Celebrating improvements to patient safety

Help create a new outdoor space for younger patients at GWH

Brighter Futures launches Space for Play appeal

Open letter to Swindon

Letter to local community healthcare teams

Our commitment to community healthcare

Trust chosen as new provider for Swindon adult community services

A message from Nerissa Vaughan, Chief Executive

A paid career in the NHS awaits after results day

A popular alternative to college or university

Be proud, be safe and be tested at Swindon Pride

Sexual Health team return to Wiltshire's only LGBT festival

Exemplary care given to cardiac patients at GWH

Hospital highlighted for its pacemaker provision

Great Western Hospital builds on sepsis success and asks local people to Think Kidneys!

Another step towards saving 500 lives

Our improvement journey continues

A message from Nerissa Vaughan, Chief Executive

Video takes you through every step of having an MRI scan

Film nominated for Patient Information award

Brighter Futures launches new Butterfly Wall, building on success of Leaf your Mark

Hospital charity building on success of memorial wall

Are you getting enough vitamin D?

Why you might need to take a supplement

Stay happy and healthy during Swindon's mini heat wave

Helping you keep your cool this summer

A fast-track way to the most rewarding career

Same-day interviews at GWH recruitment event

Doctors of tomorrow see how it's done at GWH

A Level students 'Dare to Doctor'

NHS treatment isn't free for everyone

Overseas visitors may have to pay for some hospital services

Help us get patients Home for Lunch

Speeding up the discharge of well patients

Look out for the elderly and vulnerable

Please seek help early on

Choose the right healthcare options

How to get the best and quickest care

Wiltshire Health and Care now providing community healthcare in Wiltshire

New partnership launched today

Booking Centre phone line temporarily disrupted

Information for patients wanting to confirm, rearrange or cancel an appointment

Blood and blue lights take centre stage as students simulate a day in the NHS

Youngsters get a feel for working in healthcare

Wake up to the facts about sleep apnoea

Annual awareness day at GWH on Saturday 2 July

Visiting the dentist all boxed up for children and vulnerable adults in Wiltshire

New story box for people with learning difficulties

Cancer patients past and present told there's life after treatment at second Living Well Day

Experts give advice on how to be healthy and happy post-cancer

Sainsbury's superstore raises super amount for Brighter Futures' Radiotherapy Appeal

Staff and shoppers bring in £10k for cancer treatment in Swindon

Free childcare available to Trust parents

Up to 30 hours a week completely free

On yer bike for Radiotherapy in Swindon!

Sign up for the annual Brighter Futures ride

How Brighter Futures helps Trust go the extra mile

How our charity helps patients and visitors

Please don't bring sickness and diarrhoea to the hospital

Please hold off visiting for 48 hours

Spotlight on our simulation training

How we're driving improvements to patient safety

Heroic actions of healthcare staff celebrated at annual award show

GWH celebrates staff excellence

Horse Trials to host Brighter Futures lunch

Rory Bremner to give talk at Barbury

Shining a light on carers and the support available

Celebrating Carers Week (6-12 June)

Almost £2,000 raised every day in first year of Brighter Futures' Radiotherapy Appeal

Total at £685,000 after first year

Dietitian chews the fat at free obesity health talk

Come along on Thursday 2 June

GWH nominated for Placement of The Year for second year running

Ten GWH and community teams nominated

GWH encourages patients to ask about clinical trials

It's 'OK to Ask' to take part

Meeting the needs of our diverse population

Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week 2016

For crutch sake! Keep 'em coming as Trust brings back appeal for old and unused walking aids

Recycled walking aids can given to new patients

Chinese health leaders come to Swindon as part of UK visit to learn from the NHS

Zhejiang Health Bureau CEOs to get insight into the NHS

Brighter Futures named as new Mayor's chosen charity

Mayor of Swindon backs Trust charity

International Nurses Day celebrated at GWH

Events and activities to mark the kindest career

Parking at the Great Western Hospital

Advice and information for patients and visitors

Teenagers offered alternative to college or uni with paid apprenticeships in the NHS

Apprenticeship open evening on Thursday 5 May

Nurses young and old invited to join the team at Savernake Hospital in Marlborough

Come to the recruitment day on Monday 9 May

Cancer put under the microscope at free health talk

Oncology consultants share their knowledge

Information for patients during junior doctor strike

Unless contacted, patients should attend hospital as normal

Know your local healthcare options ahead of latest junior doctor strikes

Two days of industrial action begins on Tuesday 26 April

Congratulations Hope for Tomorrow!

Winners of Queen's Award for Enterprise - Innovation

Rory Bremner celebrates Brighter Futures landmark

Photo gallery from Rory's visit to GWH

Saying hello to Linda

Open event for Mobile Chemotherapy Unit

Fair continues to raise cash for Radiotherapy Appeal

Rookwood event shares Queen's birthday date

Nursing students fundraise for Brighter Futures

Fun run in aid of Radiotherapy Appeal

Story time for youngsters at GWH

Storyteller to entertain young patients and pupils

Patients reminded to give feedback as they leave hospital

Raising awareness of the Friends and Family Test

Bremner thanks fundraisers as Radiotherapy Appeal tops £500,000

Another step closer to bringing cancer care closer to home

Advice for patients coming to hospital during the junior doctor strike

Unless contacted, attend as planned

Children's and Young People's Services in Wiltshire transfer to Virgin Care from 1 April

New chapter for healthcare in Wiltshire

Kids get first taste of the NHS as parents bring their child to work

Special events taking place on 1 April

End of life care team recognised at regional awards

End of life care team receive further praise

Be a hero and help bring cancer care closer

Sign up for Brighter Futures' Superhero Run on Sunday 8 May

Get your NHS career off to a flying start by becoming an apprentice

Trust celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Help support your local hospital

Your local healthcare options in Swindon and Wiltshire

Spread the word, not the virus

Help us protect against norovirus

Evelyn Williams recalls oarsome challenge

Brighter Futures rower now back on dry land

Pave the way to a long and successful career in the NHS by becoming a healthcare assistant

Get a foot on the NHS ladder

Get your first taste of a career in the NHS

Sign up today for work experience

Local healthcare options in Swindon

Find the one that's right for you

League of Friends go for the double to take Radiotherapy Appeal total to £400,000

Second donation helps bring radiotherapy unit a step closer

Trust highlights diverse range of NHS job opportunities

Celebrating National Careers Week 2016

Industrial action by junior doctors on 9 and 10 March

Information for patients attending on these days

Evelyn Williams arrives in Antigua

Brighter Futures rower completes Atlantic Challenge

Lifesavers nominated for another national award

Sepsis team hoping for BMJ Award success

Atlantic oarsman nearing the finish line

Evelyn Williams only 120 miles from Antigua

Patients asked to send in nominations for staff who go above and beyond

Who's deserving of our Patients' Choice award?

Local people asked to help get patients Home for Lunch

New initiative to speed up discharges

New end-of-life care centre opens at Savernake Hospital

Trust provides space for new Prospect Hospice centre

First time fathers fear not - DadPad is here to help

New easy access tool launched

Bremner backs Brighter Futures

Comedian says 'give what you can' to Radiotherapy Appeal

Trust staff flip it out for Brighter Futures at annual GWH pancake race

Pancake Day - Tuesday 9 February

BMA junior doctors' strike action - 10 February

Information for patients

Special visit for Chippenham physiotherapist

"Absolute honour" for Anita Sinclair

Neurology consultant to shine a light on blackouts, epilepsy and seizures

Free talk at GWH - Thursday 4 February

Great Western Hospital staff walk their way to a healthier 2016

Footsteps Challenge clocking up millions of steps

Transfer of services to Virgin Care on 1 April

New provider of community child health services in Wiltshire

New radiotherapy unit approved by NHS England

It's now full steam ahead for the appeal

Specialist physio to be visited at Chippenham Hospital by professional body's Chief Executive

Special recognition for Trust specialist

Care Quality Commission (CQC) report published

A message from Nerissa Vaughan, Chief Executive