Ailesbury Ward at Savernake Community Hospital is changing

Why the need for change?

Increasing demands on our health services means that in order to continue to deliver high quality care NHS organisations often have to review and change the way they work.

We are proposing to change the way we deliver inpatient treatment and support on Ailesbury Ward at Savernake Community Hospital.  This is so we can continue to deliver quality patient care that is safe and effective, supports recovery and rehabilitation and meets the growing and changing needs of the service.

What are the proposed changes to Ailesbury Ward?

The medical care and rehabilitation given on the ward will continue, but we would like to deliver care in a more focused way to give an improved service and our patients a better experience.

After careful consideration, we are proposing to split the ward into two units. One unit will focus on intensive rehabilitation and the other will provide traditional community hospital care. Patients will continue to access both units in the same way, being admitted from either the community or acute hospitals.

What will the benefits be?

The proposed change will make it easier for our staff to spend more time with patients. It will ensure that patients are cared for in the right place at the right time, with the right expertise.

How can I get involved?

We know that we can improve the services we deliver by listening to our patients, their families and carers and the local community. With this in mind, we will be explaining the proposed changes on a display in the foyer of Savernake Community Hospital from Monday 10 – Wednesday 19 September 2018, providing an opportunity for the public to talk to staff and ask questions. There will also be an open invitation for anyone with an interest in Ailesbury Ward to attend an open forum meeting on Wednesday 12 September at 6pm at Savernake Community Hospital to talk to senior members of staff and ask any questions.

This is so that we can effectively use the patient and public feedback to develop our proposal.

About Wiltshire Health and Care

 We provide adult community based services, enabling people to live healthy independent lives. We have received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with the majority of our services deemed outstanding. We are always keen to review the way we work, making the best use of resources and up to date technology to deliver improved services for our patients and a good working experience for our staff.

If you have any questions, please contact the Project Team on 01249 456609 or email