Public tours of new Devizes Health Centre

People in Devizes will have the chance to tour the town’s new health centre ahead of its official opening later this year. Devizes Health Centre will welcome its first patients in December, and those who are interested to look inside will be able to do so during an open day taking place before the official…

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Trolley shop to return to Chippenham Community Hospital

On Friday 2 December the mobile trolley shop (like the one pictured here) will be making a welcome return to Chippenham Community Hospital after an absence of two and a half years. The trolley shop is a non-profit making service available to all colleagues, patients and visitors. The trolley shop will be run by a team…

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Limit spread of winter bugs by adopting good personal hygiene regime now

People in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are being encouraged to remember the personal hygiene measures that were common during the pandemic and use them to keep seasonal illnesses at bay this winter. Hand-washing, mask-wearing in crowded public spaces and avoiding friends and family when feeling unwell became part of everyday life…

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Quality Accounts 2021/22 OUT NOW!

Quality Accounts 2021/22 OUT NOW! The Wiltshire Health and Care Quality Accounts 2021/22 has been published. The Quality Accounts gives an overview of the quality of services and care provided by Wiltshire Health and Care over the last year. It measures our achievements and successes and identifies the areas where we still have work to…

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WHC now offering an Ultrasound Service

Since March 2021 the Orthopaedic Interface Service (OIS) has provided an ultrasound service from Devizes Community Hospital. This includes ultrasound imaging and if appropriate ultrasound guided injection. Prior to this patients had to attend an acute hospital for ultrasound services. Being able to access an ultrasound service within the community provides the patient with greater…

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Pack self-care essentials needed for a summer-safe holiday

Holidaymakers from Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are being encouraged to pack self-care essentials to help them enjoy the summer season safely, whether at home or further afield. The simple advice from the region’s health leaders comes as many families will be going away for the first time since the emergence of…

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BSW ICB launched today.

BSW ICB launched today. The Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board (BSW ICB) will be formally established from today.  The BSW ICB will be a new statutory organisation that will develop a plan for meeting the health needs of our local population, manage the NHS budget allocated to the ICB…

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