Great Western Hospital has released 3D fly-through footage of what its new £31million emergency department will look like. 

The Swindon hospital has been in the process of constructing the biggest expansion in its history, which will see major improvements to the way one of the hospital's busiest departments runs. 

In a video posted on its social media pages, the hospital trust showed members of the public how much progress has been made, and provided a glimpse of what the new facilities will look like and how they'll be better for patients. 

Swindon Advertiser: GWH's Kevin ClarkGWH's Kevin Clark (Image: GWH)

Kevin Clark, operations manager of GWH's integrated front door, who is managing the major expansion introduced the video. 

In it, he said: "I'm stood in a very exciting part of the hospital today, which is the construction site for our new emergency department, which as you can see is actively being built around me.

"Work is happening every day to bring improved urgent and emergency care to Swindon and Wiltshire - in just one year's time."

He then provided commentary as the video showed CGI images of what each area of the emergency department might look like, starting with the resuscitation room. 

"The current resuscitation room will be increasing to six bays which is an increase from our current four," he said. 

Moving on to the ED Majors area, he said: "The majority of this new building will be for patients in more serious or life-threatening conditions."

As well as increasing capacity by adding five extra cubicles and sixty per cent extra floor space, each cubicle will be walled with glass doors to separate the rooms instead of curtains, which will give a 'much more pleasant and private environment'. 

Natalie Lawrence, nurse manager of the integrated front door, also described some of the improvements that will be made to children's emergency care.

"We are increasing our children's emergency care capacity, bringing together a new children's emergency department with the existing paediatric assessment unit which will move from the second to the ground floor.

Swindon Advertiser: GWH's Natalie LawrenceGWH's Natalie Lawrence (Image: GWH)"This means we can get young people the right care in a co-located environment, whilst also freeing up space on the children's unit."

Ms Lawrence added that the existing emergency department will also be refurbished.

To find out more about the ongoing development, you can contact GWH via email on