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The Ridgeway Hospital

The Ridgeway is a private hospital based in Wroughton at the edge of Swindon, that offers treatments and services for patients from across the counties of Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. 

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About us

We are delighted to announce that we are investing in the future of the Ridgeway Hospital and the services we offer to our patients and are currently undergoing expansion and refurbishment works on site.  

By Autumn 2024, the Ridgeway Hospital will have 10 brand new outpatient rooms, 3 new state-of-the art outpatient treatment rooms, an expanded Oncology unit and refurbished Gymnasium. At the rear of the hospital there will be a new entrance atrium with improved pedestrian access, and pending planning permission, additional parking spaces.

During these building works there will be some disruption which we will try and make this as minimal as possible. Please allow extra time for parking and getting to your appointment. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience. 

Established in 1984, we have an excellent reputation for providing rapid access to diagnosis and treatment for routine and complex conditions.

In June 2022 we were rated as Good by the CQC, the independent regulator for the Care and Quality Commission, who described The Ridgeway Hospital as having effective, well led-services. In addition the CQC noted that the hospital treated patients with compassion and kindness. We were further praised for the way staff involve the patients and their families throughout their treatment which help patients make better and more informed decisions.

Previously known as BMI The Ridgeway Hospital, we are now owned by the award winning Circle Health Group. The UK's largest private hospital group, with more than 50 locations across the UK.

We also have a resident medical officer (RMO) who is available 24 hours a day to ensure that patients are safe and cared for at all times. Should your care needs change following surgery or treatment, we may need to transfer you to another hospital. This will either be to an NHS or another Circle hospital. Transfers of care only take place when absolutely necessary.


Discover our fixed price packages which include an initial consultation, treatment and aftercare.

Patient satisfaction

Our latest Patient Satisfaction scores*

  • 96.4% of patients said they were likely or extremely likely to recommend us to their friends and family
  • 96.3% of patients said the quality of their care was very good, or excellent
  • 94.7% of patients said their expectations were met or exceeded

We are proud of our patient care and work hard to make each patient's time with us as pleasant as possible. Our patient satisfaction survey is an important indicator of how well we achieve this and we monitor the results very closely.

*During the period of January to December 2020, The Ridgeway Hospital received 1,127 long form patient questionnaires.

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    Your private healthcare journey

    Every stage of your care with us, from diagnosis to recovery, is focused on you. We want to give you the best possible experience, with fast access to treatments and no waiting lists

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    We work with leading consultants offering NHS and private treatments across a wide range of medical services

Where are we? Easy to find and easy to get to Get directions on Google Maps



From London:

  • M4 to Junction 15 (from London).
  • Take first left off roundabout towards Marlborough.
  • After approximately 1/2 mile, turn right into New road (B4005) to Chiseldon, just before garage. Follow Main Road through Chiseldon for approximately 2 miles to T Junction.
  • Turn right towards Wroughton. Follow Main Road down steep hill into Wroughton.
  • At mini roundabout (with Co-op supermarket on left) go straight on. The hospital is on right-hand side (opposite Carite, used cars forecourt).

From Bristol:

  • M4 motorway to Junction 16 (from Bristol).
  • Take third exit off roundabout - signposted to Wroughton. Next left signposted to Wroughton (Wharf Road).
  • Proceed along Wharf Road (at traffic lights) you will see Co-op supermarket opposite.
  • Turn left. Follow road straight across one mini roundabout.
  • Turn left at second roundabout (with another Co-op supermarket on left).
  • This is signposted to Swindon. Immediately on left is Carite, used cars forecourt.
  • The Ridgeway Hospital is just opposite on the right.


A number of bus services run from Swindon and surrounding areas, with Stagecoach bus routes 9 and 49 stopping outside the hospital.

Take third exit off roundabout - signposted to Wroughton. Next left signposted to Wroughton (Wharf Road).


The Ridgeway Hospital is a comfortable ten-minute drive from Swindon railway station, with a convenient taxi rank just outside. Alternatively, Swindon bus station is a moment’s walk away where you can follow instructions above.


Swindon has a great network of dedicated cycle paths, including the off-road National Cycle Route 45 which can be used to visit The Ridgeway Hospital in Wroughton.

Frequently asked questions and other useful information

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to find the information you need, so we've gathered a list of frequently asked questions about our hospitals and services

  • We offer flexible payment options via Chrysalis Finance, making private healthcare more affordable than you'd think. You can find more details here.

  • You will need to call the hospital you have booked your appointment with. To do this, you can find the phone number to your hospital on your appointment letter. 

  • Please call the hospital where the patient is admitted, press zero for switchboard, and they will transfer your call to the patient’s room, or put you in touch with a nurse or a ward.
  • Yes, our hospitals have free WiFi access for our patients and visitors. 
  • Once your appointment is booked, you can request to receive a confirmation email or letter with all the necessary information. To find the confirmation email, please search your email inbox for any message from [email protected].

    You will also receive a text reminder 48 hours prior to your appointment with all the details you need. Please note that this will not be sent if the appointment is booked within 48 hours of the appointment date.

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Our reviews. What our patients say More reviews

  • Rating: 5 stars

    everything was very professional, on time and treated with full respect. having been very concerned about the procedure, i was made totally at ease by the staff.

    Andrea - Google review
  • Rating: 5 stars

    The surgical team who looked after me were incredible. My consultant Dr Payne was brilliant, supportive and informative!

    Devon - Google review
  • Rating: 5 stars

    I had a calm and caring experience, which is all you can ask for. Very happy with my experience.

    Gary - Google review
  • Rating: 5 stars

    From the moment I arrived to the moment I left I was greeted with kindness, courtesy and respect by everyone I encountered.

    Paul - Google review

More about The Ridgeway Hospital

    • An Overview of the facilities at our hospital 

      The Ridgeway Hospital has 56 beds. All patient rooms offer the privacy and comfort of en-suite facilities and TV. Equipped to a high standard, the rooms provide a relaxed and comfortable environment, conducive to rapid recovery and convalescence.

      Our Imaging Suite offers a full and extensive range of services, including a 1.5T MRI Scanner, and a CT scanning facility as well as X-ray, available for same day appointments.

      The physiotherapy department incorporates fitness, health screening and well-being, along with a large, well equipped gymnasium and several treatment rooms.

      The hospital has three theatres, one of which is home to a Stryker Nav Suite which is a completely integrated computer assisted surgery solution with a ceiling-mounted camera that tracks instrumentation.

      In 2021 we refurbished our Endoscopy Suite to offer our patients a dedicated endoscopy facility in a calm and welcoming atmosphere, with patient privacy at the forefront of its design. All pre and post endoscopy care is delivered in individual en-suite rooms which ensures that privacy, dignity, and confidentiality are maintained throughout the patient stay. Our endoscopy service has received accreditation from the Joint Advisory Group (JAG), an independent regulator that assesses all endoscopy suites to make sure they are trusted, focused and sustainable.

      The Ambulatory Day Care Suite which we opened in January 2022, has been developed in line with modern healthcare needs, whereby techniques have improved so much that people who might overwise have needed an overnight stay after their surgery can now be offered aftercare treatment in a comfortable environment, before returning home the same day.

      Our facilities at the hospital enable our consultants to undertake a wide range of procedures from routine investigations to complex surgery. This specialist expertise is supported by caring and professional medical staff, with dedicated nursing teams, and a Resident Medical Officer on duty 24 hours a day, providing care within a friendly and comfortable environment.

      The Ridgeway offers free parking for patients. We recommend that you allow more time to find a space during peak hours due to the high demand on our hospital services.

    • Medication prescribed for NHS patients receiving treatment or consultations at Ridgeway Hospital will reflect the medicines included within the Local Health Economy formulary. Details of the formulary document can be found here. Circle Health Group sincerely thank the Pharmacy team for their permission to use this reference.

      To find out more about NHS Choose & Book programme please speak to your GP or contact the NHS Telephone Appointments Line on 0345 608 8888 with your Unique Booking Reference Number (UBRN), which is given to you by your GP.

      NHS Choose & Book Clinics:

      • Adult Cataract Clinic
      • Adult Colorectal Clinic
      • Adult Foot & Ankle Clinic
      • Adult General ENT Clinic
      • Adult General Urology
      • Adult Gynaecology Clinic
      • Adult Hand & Wrist Clinic
      • Adult Hernia Repair
      • Adult Hip Clinic
      • Adult Knee Clinic
      • Adult Shoulder & Elbow Clinic
      • Adult Spinal Clinic

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