Hospital Telephone Number: 01793 60 40 20
College Tutor: Mr Tamer Abdel-Razik
Current Trainees Representative: Dr Helen VanderNelson
Description of Department and Training Opportunities
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the biggest healthcare providers and employers in the south west, with around 2.5 million patient contacts a year. We provide healthcare to the people of Swindon and the surrounding areas, offering the latest treatments and care in hospital, in the local community and in people's own homes.
We provide a range of specialist services from the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, located just off junction 15 of the M4. Training is given a high priority with readily accessible library and Postgraduate facilities. Swindon is set in the rural beauty of Wiltshire, with Bath, Bristol, Oxford and London all just one hour away by road or rail.
We have approximately 4600 deliveries per year, with both Consultant and Midwifery Led Care. There is a single Obstetric Ward with both antenatal and postnatal patients. An excellent ultrasound service is provided by the Department of Radiology, supplemented with specialist biophysical profile and Doppler services from the Obstetric Depratment. We have also close links with Oxford, Bristol and Southampton for further obstetric ultrasound procedures and for neonatal surgery.
Beech ward is an 18 bedded ward which cares for women:
- Undergoing gynecological surgery
- Undergoing breast surgery
- Experiencing problems in early pregnancy
It is also able to care for women under the care of other specialty teams.
There is an attached Early Pregnancy/Emergency Gynaecology Unit with ultrasound examination and counseling facilities plus pre-admissions clinics.
Day Case Surgery facilities for patients are provided within the Day Surgery Unit.