Staff Governors

Allied Health Professionals

Oliver Harness

Joined GWH in 2018 as Diabetic Lead Podiatrist based in the Osprey unit, as part of the community podiatry team with clinics in both settings.

Oliver's work involves being part of a wide MDT working daily with medical, surgical and AHP colleagues to optimise the care our complex patients need.

He prides himself on being a strong patient advocate and developing pathways to enhance patient care and experience.

Administrators, Maintenance, Auxiliary and Volunteers

Chris Shepherd

He has worked at GWH since 2013 as a Biomed engineer and more recently looking after our asset database and the Trust Equipment Quality Management System trying to make sure things run as smoothly as we can.

Working for Trust Equipment exposes you to many parts of the organisation and gives you the opportunity to see how things are working from deep inside. 

In his spare time Chris enjoys doing environmental conservation work and is a school governor at a local school.

In the past he has been a Swindon Borough Councillor as well as working with a couple of conservation charities in the town.

As he works for the Trust, Chris has a fairly clear view of the challenges we face now and going forward, and would like to ensure that all members of staff have an opportunity to contribute to a better future for us, medical staff and our patients.

Hospital Nursing and Therapy staff

Karen Hawkins

Karen Hawkins 120Karen qualified as a physiotherapist in 1990 and has always worked in Swindon.

She manages a large team of physiotherapists and occupational therapists in Outpatients, covering work on the acute hospital site and in community centres and GP practices.

Doctors and Dentists


Report a problem with this web page

Please contact us at and we'll put it right.

Translate this page: