News archive 2018

Our latest CQC Inspection Report

Care Quality Commission report published 21 December 2018

Good News: Radiotherapy Unit update

Building gets official go-ahead

No ifs or butts - a no smoking site from 1 January 2019

New NHS policies come into force

Brighter Futures announces the successful completion of its Incubator Appeal just in time for Christmas

£175,000 target reached

Free WiFi at the Great Western Hospital

New service for patients and visitors

Free parking at Christmas

No charges on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day

Leading heart consultant sings for Brighter Futures

Christmas sing along at 4.00pm on Wednesday 19 December

Public health talk to highlight advice and support for carers

Find out more on Thursday 13 December at 6.00pm

New Head and Neck Cancer Care 'Closer to Home' launched

Patient-inspired collaboration with Macmillan Cancer Support and NHS England benefits Swindon-area patients

Brighter Futures announces the successful completion of its Radiotherapy Appeal

Trust's charity has achieved its target to raise £2.9million for clinical radiotherapy equipment

New look for our Little Pioneers Nursery

Follows outstanding Ofsted rating and Millie's Mark

Successful bid for national funding

£30 million to expand hospital capacity

Expanded services ready for winter

More patients to be assessed, treated and home on the same day

Call NHS 111 for urgent care and advice

Seek help early on

Trust welcomes new Chair

Current Chair Roger Hill retires after ten years

Have your say on the local maternity services proposal

Wiltshire residents urged to give their views

Brighter Futures gives its Incubator Appeal a 'big push' ahead of Christmas

£175,000 target in sight

Hospital receives donation of £5,000 of equipment

Ex-patient's kind gesture after winning competition

Caring for the elderly in winter

Great advice from our consultant geriatrician

GWH introduces 'first cuddle' initiative for premature babies

Building bonds between mothers and babies

Essential roadworks and maintenance

Works affecting GWH site from Saturday 24 November

International Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day

Spotting the signs and saving lives

Stop the Pressure Day

Talking about pressure ulcers, also known as pressure sores or bedsores

Wear purple for World Prematurity Day

Show your support on Saturday 17 November

NHS Unsung Hero Awards

Nominations are open

World Antibiotics Awareness Week – Change Can’t Wait

This week is World Antibiotics Awareness Week

Come and learn about clinical trials and health research

Public Health Talk on Thursday 8 November

Urgent Care Centre closed this morning

Closed today until 1.00pm

Alternative phone number

01793 463333 temporarily out of order

Come and celebrate the 20th Anniversary of our Stem Cell Transplant service!

Join us in celebrating this remarkable achievement!

Are you looking to quit smoking?

Then come along to our public health talk on 18 October

Notice of election: Council of Governors

Nominations now open

Please come along to our Annual Members' Meeting

On Monday 24 September at the Great Western Hospital

Donations provide welcome boost to Brighter Futures Incubator Appeal

Appeal total has now reached £100,000

GWH volunteers show they're a cut above

Mother and son duo provide warm welcome on the ward

Fun, food and football at free family day

Brighter Futures event kicks off at 10.30am on Sunday 8 July

Awards honour NHS heroes after busiest ever year

Patients' Choice winner among nine awards announced

Recognising sepsis - come and find out more

Free public talk, this Thursday (7 June) at 6.00pm

Help us protect patients, staff and visitors

Cases of diarrhoea and vomiting at GWH

It's Sun Awareness Week!

How to stay safe now the sun is shining

Learn the secrets of a good night's sleep

Advice and information on offer on Saturday 12 May

Problems with our IT systems

Potential for delays at Great Western Hospital today

Information for women aged 70-79 who may have missed an invitation to a breast screen

What to do if you're affected

Patients asked to nominate staff who go the extra mile

Who should win our Patients' Choice Award?

Hospital to take part in scheme to end pj paralysis

#EndPJParalysis challenge running across the UK and Ireland until 26 June 2018

Free talk examines the signs of the deteriorating patient

Public invited to session on Thursday 12 April

UNICEF re-accredits GWH as baby friendly

Initiative supports breastfeeding and parent and child relationships

Trust celebrates as 85 per cent of staff have flu jab

4,062 staff received the jab since October 2017

Jobs for soon-to-be-qualified nurses at open day

Start a career in the NHS immediately after graduation

Former GWH apprentice wins top award

Louise Steer won the Higher Apprentice of the Year award last week

Help GWH special care babies get best start in life

Brighter Futures' £175,000 appeal for new incubators

Mums-to-be can go with the Flo to keep on top of their health

New project helping Swindon mums to monitor their health

Could you suffer from this common sleep condition?

Talk from 6-8pm on 16 March in the Academy, GWH

GWH marks Word Kidney Day by raising awareness of Acute Kidney Injury

Dedicated team helping to save more lives than ever before

Trust launches online Swindon Careers Hub

Connecting employers with local schools and colleges

Snow update: Appointments going ahead

Patients will be contacted if anything changes

Unique photo exhibition comes to GWH

Swindon artist Jan Andersen-Page showing work

Find out more about caring for the elderly at GWH

Recruitment afternoon on Tuesday 27 February

Overnight closure of main visitor car park

North car park shut from 6pm on Friday 23 February

Join the teams helping patients home after hospital

Nurse recruitment event on Saturday 24 February 2018

Sixty seconds that give premature babies the best start in life

90 per cent of premature births receive life-enhancing treatment

Swindon patients to benefit from cure-finding research project

Learning more about rare and hard-to-treat diseases

GWH gets top ratings from new mums

CQC survey results from January

Recruitment day for behind-the-scenes stars

In the Academy at GWH on Saturday 17 February

Red bag eases journey from care home to hospital

Simple initiative hopes to prevent unnecessary delays

New scheme helps young patients find a voice

Children's Unit noticeboard proves a hit

Trust launches new equality and diversity newsletter

January and February editions live

New GWH ward opens its doors to first patients

Extra beds to help manage winter pressures

New provider for Swindon's out-of-hours GP service

Transfer to Medvivo on Thursday 1 February

Experts to shed light on women's cancers

Free talk on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 6-8pm

Community dietitians help develop new booklet

Nutritional booklet launches on Monday 29 January

GWH best in south west for preventing falls

Patients receive more assessments than anywhere else

New group lets cancer patients have their say

Local people given platform to feed back views and opinions

Unsung hero at the Great Western Hospital nominated for new award

Business Support Advisor nominated by team

Doctor receives award for lifetime in healthcare

Dr Michael Natarajan given award by Royal College of Anaesthetists

Business as usual at the Great Western Hospital

Plans in place to limit any potential disruption

New information hub for carers launched

Weekly Carers Cafe offers advice and support

Help us protect patients and staff from flu

Seasonal virus can be easily spread in hospital

Postponement of routine operations and clinics

Important information for patients

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