Woodpecker Ward is currently being used to treat patients who have tested positive for COVID-19.

It 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).


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.

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

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.