Mercury Ward is a general cardiac ward, but we also care for patients with a variety of other medical conditions. 


Great Western Hospital - fourth floor (please see Floor plan).


This information shows the normal arrangements for visiting patients on this ward, but temporary restrictions may be in place, so please always first check Coronavirus (COVID-19): Visitor guidance.

  • 10.00am-8.00pm 

Visiting outside these hours can be arranged with prior discussion with the nurse in charge. 

For the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff, we ask that you restrict adult visitors to two per bed and that children remain supervised at all times. 

We try not to interrupt mealtimes (please see below) and so ask you not to visit at these times unless you would like to help your relative to eat.

Meal times

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


Tel: 01793 604790

Patients, families and their carers have access to a dedicated phone line on each ward for direct communication; the phone can be taken to the patient's bedside - please ask a member of staff for details.

We ask that one member of the family conveys information to other family members, to avoid several calls to the ward. 

Unless your call is urgent, ward staff will have more time to answer your enquiry after 10.00am.