Orchard Ward

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Services are being continually re-assessed and amended.

Please see Patients and visitors: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and be aware of the latest Visitor guidance shown there.

A community 'step-up' ward to avoid need for admission.

Community Matrons may arrange planned admission for IV (intravenous) therapy or transfusions.


Swindon Intermediate Care Centre (SwICC) - please see Service locations.

Visiting times

Day Times
Every day (including weekends and bank holidays) 10.30am-8.00pm

It's important for patients to be supported to eat and enjoy their meals, so we discourage visits at these times. 

Please speak to the Ward Manager if you need to visit at other times.

Your stay

Patients are encouraged to dress in their usual clothes where possible and to bring well-fitting footwear.

Please remember to bring:

  • Glasses
  • Hearing aids
  • Toiletries
  • Continence aids
  • Nightwear

Mobility aids

If you normally use any walking aids or a wheelchair, please ensure these are brought in.

Our therapists will assess you using these aids to see how well they are working for you.

This will also help make the transition home be as smooth as possible.


You may wish to bring a some money as we have a shop trolley which visits the wards.

Personal responsibility

Valuable items can be kept in a safe, but all all personal possessions remain your responsibility.


Please make your own arrangements for laundry - there are no laundry facilities on site.


Tel: 01793 605501 or 01793 605502

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