News archive 2013

Chippenham Hospital phone problems - alternative numbers

Phone lines down at community hospital

Tackling undernutrition in Swindon

Encouraging people to recognise the signs and take action

Trust's Smoking Policy

Response to NICE guidance about smoking on NHS hospital grounds

New Chair and Non-Executive Director appointed

Roger Hill has been appointed as new Chair

The great Christmas stuffing

How to eat healthy and enjoy a festive feast

Winners of our children's art competition revealed

Designs used to decorate new children's Emergency Department

New weight management group launched in Wiltshire

Dietitians make programme locally available

Response to CQC report for Great Western Hospital

Inspection report from the Care Quality Commission released

Clinics in Malmesbury running late due to flooding

Information for patients on flooding in the area

New Boots pharmacy at GWH

Great benefits for patients, visitors and staff

GWH calling on kids to help decorate new children's emergency department

Competition launched for artwork ideas

GWH staff launch lifesaving campaign against sepsis

Staff celebrate World Sepsis Day on 13 September

Temporary change of entrance for Emergency Department

Patients to use alternative entrance whilst second stage of refurbishment begins

Local people invited to become Governors

Become a Public Governor of Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Knitting for newborns at Chippenham Birth Centre

New arrivals to receieve matching hats and blankets

Trowbridge Birthing Centre resumes normal service

Births taking place again following staffing review

Telephone reminder service extended to physiotherapy patients

More patients to benefit from handy appointment reminders

New Care Coordinators for patients

Patients to benefit from new Care Coordinators based in GP surgeries from October

It needn't be ED - Choose Well this winter

Know what your local healthcare options are

GWH to host breast cancer Q&A session on Twitter

Your breast cancer questions answered by an expert

Living well day for prostate cancer patients

Chance to share experiences and get advice and support

New telephone reminder service for patients

As well as being a convenient reminder for patients, the new service aims to reduce the number of missed appointments.

College students go to summer school at GWH

Swindon A'Level students get insight into a career in medicine

Heatwave advice

Keeping cool and looking out for the vulnerable

Patient feedback from Friends and Family Test published online

Patient feedback now available on our website

Mother and Baby Roadshow back by popular demand

Chippenham Birthing Centre host second fundraising event

Major refurb of Emergency Department begins

Building work begins on our Emergency Department

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Annual Members Meeting takes place in September

Summer panto to be staged at Great Western Hospital

Sleeping Beauty comes to the Children's Unit on 30 August

Recognition for GWH staff in national health awards

After being shortlisted for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards last year, GWH is celebrating further national recognition of its staff in 2013.

Norovirus - what you need to know

Important information for patients and visitors

GWH Trust in top 100 Twitter feeds for nurses

Number 18 in the 100 Twitter feeds nurses should follow

Discover more about dementia

Public invited to learn more about dementia at special open evening

BRINOS charity win national award

Our staff awarded for their charity work

Chemotherapy comes to Malmesbury

New mobile unit brings treatment closer to patients

Trust says thank you to its shining STARS

Celebrating staff excellence at 2013 awards

Breastfeeding is welcome at GWH!

New campaign to make breastfeeding more comfortable for women when out and about.

Trust reassured over meat supply

Patients, visitors and staff can be assured of Trust meat products

Community Dental Service in Salisbury re-opens

Community Dental Services in Salisbury are up and running again following a major refurbishment.

Sound of success for Volunteers

Volunteers celebrate two years of the Audiology Support Desk

Health talks at GWH

Public invited to talks on key health issues

Tweetathon live in the Emergency Department

Gain a 'real time' insight into the busy department

Matrons' tea round marks NHS Change Day

Great Western Hospital is taking part in NHS Change Day tomorrow, Wednesday 13 March, a national day of collective action to improve care for patients

Royal College of Nursing Chief Exec to visit Trust

RCN Chief Executive & General Secretary visits Wiltshire NHS trusts

Abseil at GWH for new Paediatric ED

Help create a calm and friendly environment for children

Trust launches new Nursing Strategy

How new strategy will take front line patient care to a higher level

GWH welcomes Non-Executive Directors

Two new faces join our Trust Board

Have you had your sexual health MOT?

Young people urged to have their free annual Chlamydia test

Cold weather update

Information & updates for our patients and visitors

Improvements made to Chippenham Hospital's restaurant

Revamp of the Grapevine restaurant

Trust secures £400,000 to makeover their maternity unit at Bath

Funding to go towards major refurbishment

Response to the publication of the Francis Inquiry report

Response from Nerissa Vaughan, Chief Executive of Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust following the publication of the Francis Inquiry report

Trust tops 1000 followers on Twitter

Level of interaction increases on popular social media site

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