Woodpecker Ward

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Woodpecker Ward is a general medical ward where we care for patients with a variety of medical conditions.

The ward has a dedicated consultant-led team which provides care to our patients - predominantly over the age of 65.

We have a dedicated ortho-geriatric team of doctors who care for our older patients with orthopaedic conditions.

This team consists of an associate specialist in ortho-geriatric care and a ward-based doctor.

They work very closely with the nursing team, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and social workers in caring for patients with complex needs.


Great Western Hospital - Third Floor (please see Floor plan).

Visiting times


We try not to interrupt mealtimes and so ask you not to visit at these times if possible.

Meal times

  • Breakfast: 8.00am-8.30am
  • Lunch: 12.00pm-2.00pm
  • Evening meal: 5.30pm-6.30pm 


 Tel: 01793 605863, 01793 605870 or 01793 605873


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