Friday, December 15, 2017

With feared winter crisis a new interactive tool tracks local hospital wait time performance

Each winter, the NHS faces its toughest challenge of the year. Hospitals throughout the country see a dramatic influx of patients during the colder...

Swindon care company urges people to consider a new career in 2018

With an ageing and rising population in Swindon, care for the elderly is increasingly on the agenda. With a rising demand across the country for...

Local home destroyed by fire

A semi-detached thatched cottage near Swindon has been destroyed by fire this morning. Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the hamlet...

No difficult second album for GWH doctor ahead of fresh bid for Christmas chart...

A consultant from the Great Western Hospital in Swindon is once again preparing to take on the Christmas music charts, a year after his...

Lifesavers wanted for GWH emergency team

An open day for people interested in joining the lifesavers working in Wiltshire’s largest Emergency Department is happening on Saturday 2 December. Taking place at...

Council heroes praised for saving life of colleague

The lifesaving exploits of two Swindon Borough Council employees have been recognised by South Western Ambulance Service. Heather Lane and Roger Haworth received a Chief...

Jessie May adds new specialist nurse to team thanks to Matchday grant

Local charity Jessie May is celebrating after receiving a grant of £30,000 from the Matchroom Sport Charitable Foundation to recruit a new Senior Nurse...

NHS England says people with a Learning Disability may be at greater risk of...

People who have a learning disability can be more susceptible to the effects of flu and are at increased risk of developing complications such...

Community nurses help take the pressure off … ulcers

Pressure ulcers can be a painful consequence of a lengthy hospital stay with the potential to add weeks, or even months, on to a...

GWH beats flu jab target as it prepares for winter

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has already exceeded its target of giving the flu jab to 70 per cent of its frontline healthcare...

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