NEW Way Forward Appeal

In December 2018, the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were successful in securing central Government funding to improve the services we provide for our patients at Great Western Hospital. The funding will focus on a key programme of work called the Way Forward Programme which will create a hospital environment suitable for Swindon's growing and ageing population, now and well into the future.

The Trust purchased of 5.5 hectares of land next to the Great Western Hospital site from housing developers Persimmon Homes and Redrow Thames Valley. The purchase of this land creates a strategic opportunity for future development on the GWH site, to improve services and ensure the Trust can meet the demand created by Swindon and North Wiltshire's rapid population growth.

The Way Forward Programme of work is focused on projects that, instead of creating a bigger version of the hospital we have today, will help to develop a more integrated, streamlined and efficient health care system in Swindon that will provide an effective balance of urgent and longer-term care for our patients’ best interests.

Click on the appeal menu options to read about the different projects that make up the Way Forward Programme of work.