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Welcome to the February issue of The Triangle

While winter is still upon us, it’s encouraging to see the first early signs of spring emerge and the promise of longer days and warmer weather around the corner. As a health and care system in BSW, we are still very much focused on winter and the pressures it places on our services. Our hospitals…

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Next BSW ICB Board Meeting in Public – 28 March, STEAM, Swindon

The next Board meeting of the BSW Integrated Care Board (ICB) takes place on Thursday 28 March 2024 at 10.00AM. This meeting in public will be held in person at the Sir Daniel Gooch Theatre, STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon, SN2 2EY Members of the public are able…

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Dorothy House listening to locals about end of life care

Dorothy House hospice is working with community group Community First together the views of local people about what they feel is important in terms  of life-limiting illness. This might include support to both live well and die well and may also include support with associated loss and bereavement. The hospice is gathering the view of…

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What was discussed at the last BSW Board Meeting in Public?

The last BSW Integrated Care Board meeting in public took place in January and covered a great deal of ground as health and care leaders from across the BSW system came together to discuss a number of issues. The January meeting was held at The Civic in Trowbridge and attended by board members as well…

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Pharmacists in BSW begin treating people for common conditions

Patients in BSW will be able to get treatment for seven common conditions at their high street pharmacy from today without needing to see a GP, as part of a major transformation in the way the NHS delivers care. All pharmacies in BSW will be offering the ground-breaking initiative, with the health service making it…

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 BSW Green Team get together to check progress

The team behind making sure the BSW Green Plan stays on track to enable BSW ICB to achieve its plans for net zero and developing new ways of creating a more sustainable health and care service came together for a development day last month. The event was attended by sustainability leads from several BSW partner…

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Progress on new Emergency Department in Swindon

Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has marked the first anniversary of successfully securing  £30 million of funding for urgent and emergency care development by sharing a new video offering a preview of its new Emergency Department (ED). Set to open in just a few months’ time, the new ED will have a 60 per…

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Keeping warm and looking after others across BSW

Forecasters are predicting a return to a more seasonal cold snap over the coming days, leading to calls urging BSW residents to stay well by keeping warm and looking out for others. Cold weather can affect anyone but particularly those considered at risk. Local health leaders are urging anyone aged 65 years and over, those…

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Hospital works with care homes in exercise initiative to improve outcomes

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has introduced exercise classes to care home residents in Swindon, helping to get people moving in a fun way. The group exercise focuses on improving mobility and physical strength, aiming to keep people moving and reducing the risk of falling. It’s also a social time which brings all residents…

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Virtual reality training helps spot sepsis signs

Staff and students at the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are being taught how to spot the signs and symptoms of sepsis, using virtual reality technology drawing on research from the University of Bath. Clinical Teaching Fellows at the Trust have worked with training platform Goggleminds, to develop training scenarios using immersive simulation concerning…

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