News archive 2017

Brighter Futures smash £2 million target before Christmas Day

Fundraisers raise thousands in December

Nurse gives prize-winning stroke support to new mums

Joanne Prior set up bespoke support group

Eight out of ten hip fracture patients out of bed 24 hours after surgery

Project to improve care produces impressive first year results

The Great Western Hospital is extremely busy

Patients asked to consider other local healthcare options

Members get more from their local NHS

Join today and have a say on how services are run

Consultant aims for dizzy heights with upcoming health talk

GWH doctor to give public an expert insight

Patients' trip to Pantoland is just what the doctor ordered

Festive fun on the Children's Unit

No difficult second album for GWH doctor

Consultant's fresh bid for Christmas chart success

Lifesavers wanted for GWH emergency team

Recruitment event on Saturday 2 December

Public invited to have their say on local cancer care

Give feedback at event on Thursday 30 November

Community nurses help take the pressure off

Raising awareness of how to prevent pressure ulcers

Trust's flu target smashed just weeks into campaign

More than 72 per cent of frontline staff have had the jab

Join the team caring for the smallest patients

Children's services recruitment day on Saturday 18 November

Staff Profile: Occupational Therapy Student

Find out about studying Occupational Therapy on day five of Occupational Therapy Week 2017

Staff Profile: Return to Practice OTs

Find out about returning to practice on day five of Occupational Therapy Week 2017

Staff Profile: Interview with an OT assistant

Meet Bethany Laken, Occupational Therapy Assistant on day four of Occupational Therapy Week 2017

Staff Profile: OT Assistants in Front Door and Discharge Service

Meet Sally Rogers and Rachael Aplin on day four of Occupational Therapy Week 2017

Staff Profile: Occupational Therapy Assistants, Acute Wards

Meet Hope Swift and Annette Webb on day four of Occupational Therapy Week 2017

Staff Profile: Acute Stroke Unit

Meet Sarah King, Occupational Therapist, on day three of Occupational Therapy Week 2017

Staff Profile: Swindon Community Rehab Team

Meet the Swindon Community Rehab Team on day three of Occupational Therapy Week 2017

Staff Profile: Stroke Services Team and Swicc

Meet the Stroke Services Team and SwICC on day three of Occupational Therapy Week 2017

Occupational Therapy Week - links

Find out more about the work of Occupational Therapists at the Trust

Getting a clearer view of the work of radiographers

Celebrating World Radiography Day on 8 November

Staff profile: Front Door Team

Meet the Front Door Team on day two of Occupational Therapy Week 2017

Staff Profile: Acute Occupational Therapy Team

Meet the Acute Occupational Therapy Team on day two of Occupational Therapy Week 2017

Staff profile: Orthopaedic Therapy Team

Meet the Orthopaedic Therapy Team on day two of Occupational Therapy Week 2017

Former patient volunteers on GWH ward where he was treated

Transplant patient came back to Neptune Ward last month

New voice banking software helps patients hold on to speech

Support for people with Motor Neurone Disease

Occupational Therapy Week 2017

Celebrates occupational therapists from 6 - 12 November

Join the team helping patients back on their feet

SwICC recruitment event on Saturday 4 November

Green days help patients get home sooner

Reducing patients' time spent in hospital

League of Friends make it a hat-trick to boost Radiotherapy Appeal by another £25,000

Donation inspired by visit to Churchill Hospital

App brings parents closer to newborns

GWH staff send photos and updates to parents

GWH staff practice rare emergency

Joined forces to take part in innovative simulation

GWH street flooring replacement

Ground floor corridor floors to be replaced overnight

GWH ward's initiative gets patients into the groove

Staff on the Trauma Unit hold weekly physiotherapy dance sessions

TV sports announcer pens thank you to staff

Voice-of-snooker Rob Walker praises teams at the Great Western Hospital

Flu campaign off to a fighting start as 1,000 staff get protected in first week

Seasonal vaccine is best form of defence

Consultant urges public to be breast aware

Expert to give free talk on Thursday 12 October

Staff at GWH experience virtual reality for World Mental Health Day

Virtual reality film mimics sensory overload for autistic people

GWH staff become first flu fighters

Countless staff have had the flu jab so far

Annual Members' Meeting tomorrow

Between 5pm and 8pm at the Academy, GWH

Health secretary sends congratulations to Trust

Jeremy Hunt sent letter for impressive feedback rating

Brighter Futures is top fundraiser at Swindon Half Marathon

More than £12,000 raised for Trust charity

Support for young people ahead of move into adulthood

Parents and carers invited to GWH event on 19 September

Hospital team swaps blood for mud at South West NHS Military Challenge

Great Western Warriors battle it out on Dartmoor

Sepsis success celebrated during first ever Quality Week

90 per cent of patients screened for potentially fatal infection

GWH ward offers sweet treat for hip fracture patients

Pop-up tea parties provide conversations and calories

Think ahead and help your NHS this August Bank Holiday

How to access healthcare services in the Swindon area

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking for public governors

Nominations required by 12 September

Trust welcomes latest rating by Care Quality Commission

Report of routine inspection

Look out for NHS heroes on roads around Swindon

Buses and billboards to feature stars of recruitment campaign

GWH's lifesavers to star in 999: What's Your Emergency?

Tune in to Channel 4 at 9pm tonight!

Mayor honours hard-working hospital staff

Trust hosts special awards ceremony

Swindon’s newest private healthcare option opens doors to the public

Find out more about Shalbourne Private Health Care

Leading Spanish doctor chooses GWH as first stop on international trip to find best dementia care

Exemplary care prompts dignitary visit

Transplant survivors near 500 mark in Wiltshire

More people alive than ever before thanks to organ donation

New playground ahoy!

Official opening of seaside adventure zone - photo album

Students watch on as NHS staff come to the rescue

Simulation day highlights diversity of a career in healthcare

Awards honour NHS heroes after busiest ever year

Staff Excellence Awards 2017

Don't delay - seek help early on

Know your healthcare options in Swindon

Help us to get patients home as early as possible

What you can do to help speed up discharges

New seaside adventure zone gives poorly patients space to play

Making youngsters' time in hospital more enjoyable

Award for team's dedication to supporting students

Dove Unit at GWH crowned Placement of the Year

Fire exercise: photo gallery

Pictures from the preparedness exercise at GWH

Trust chosen to join revolutionary genomic project

Patients encouraged to speak to their doctor

More than 30 firefighters to take part in GWH exercise

Event to test emergency response plans

New mums urged to share ideas on improving maternity services

Come along to free, fun and informal workshop

Keep your cool during the heat wave

Easy steps to stay healthy

Smile-raising superheroes sought for Swindon's smallest souls

Children's Services recruitment day on Saturday 24 June

A joint approach to Learning Disability Week

Raising awareness with Swindon Borough Council

Endoscopy service earns national recognition

Service is awarded coveted JAG Accreditation

State-of-the-art health centre arrives in Swindon

New building to house seven-day walk-in clinic

Balloon carries message of mental health awareness overseas

Found by hiker in beauty spot in rural France

Nurse of 50 years proves she's a real Starr

Special award for long-serving SCBU sister

Hundreds of healthcare staff travel to Swindon to learn more about dementia

More than 200 set to take part in unique event

Statement on reported NHS cyber attack

Thanks given to the people in blue on International Nurses Day

Senior figures lead the annual celebration

Why it's good to talk about death and dying

Trust marks Dying Matters Awareness Week

Radiotherapy Appeal gets another £10,000 boost from Friends

Grant is step closer to bringing radiotherapy to Swindon

Would-be heroes encouraged to join lifesaving squad

Find out how to start a career in the Emergency Department

Restart your NHS career with free course

Return to Practice reopens the door for allied health professionals

GWH welcomes Royal Voluntary Service CEO

Visit highlights volunteers' vital role

Learn the secrets of a silent night at sleep apnoea event

Come along on Saturday 6 May

Surgeon trail blazes cutting-edge 3D printing technology for complex hip replacement

State-of-the-art procedure helps patient to walk pain free

Real-life NHS heroes encourage others to follow their footsteps

Staff star in new recruitment campaign

Support your local NHS this Easter

Healthcare options for the Bank Holiday weekend

Trust advertises new senior nurse role

Unique new role recognises experienced staff

Cancer survivor completes epic walk from Oxford to Swindon for Radiotherapy Appeal

70-mile round walk for Brighter Futures

Pressure ulcers at GWH lowest in the South West

Cases fall by 60 per cent in two years

Innovative training programme prompts prestigious award nod

TWIST team given Health Education England nomination

Radiotherapy Appeal reaches £1.5m halfway point

Brighter Futures says thank you to fundraisers

Survey shows staff are happier than average

Results are in for NHS Staff Survey 2016

Join the teams helping patients after hospital

Intermediate care positions on offer at recruitment event

Catering manager's epic one-day London to Paris cycle

Fast-food junkie shed 12 stone prior to Brighter Futures fundraiser

NHS newcomers make time for Golden Oldies

Apprentices support elderly people in the community

Consultant opens up on matters of the heart

Listen back to heart doctor's Valentine's radio interview

Dedication to sepsis helps 90 per cent to full recovery

Lifesaving work at the Great Western Hospital

NICE approves pioneering cancer treatment

Intraoperative radiotherapy to benefit up to 120 patients a year

Patients asked to nominate staff who go above and beyond

Who's deserving of our Patients' Choice Award?

Recruitment event for would-be hospital volunteers

Join us at GWH from 10am on Saturday 4 February

Help your local NHS by seeking help without delay

Know your healthcare options in Swindon

Help us get patients home as early as possible

What you can do to help speed up discharges

UK's first four lead pacemaker fitted at GWH

Swindon patients first to receive cutting-edge treatment

Recruitment event brings care closer to home

Come along on Saturday 28 January

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