Press Releases & Statements

We want to share our news and let you know what's going on within our hospitals. The Trust's Communications Team publish press releases on a regular basis to let you know about our latest developments.

Please see below a list of these press releases. Archived press releases from previous years can be found below. If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact us

March 2017

Ian Ingledew named Oncology Nurse of the Year 22.3.17

Trust named Maternity Challenge Fund winner 21.3.17

One Thousand Thank Yous official opening 9.3.17

Launch for One Thousand Thank Yous approaching 01.03.17

February 2017

First Radiotherapy Department to be accredited by BSI with new ISO Quality Standard 23.02.17

Skytiles for Stroud Maternity Unit (22.02.17)

January 2017

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December 2016

Children’s Ward staff come together for Christmas Fundraiser 9.12.16

Get the right care this winter 7.12.16

Angels to raise funds for local cancer patients 6.12.16

November 2016

Improvements revealed in Cancer Patient Experience Survey 14.11.16

October 2016

Annual Volunteer Awards 31.10.16

Award Winning Children's Diabetes Team - 25.10.16

National Outpatients’ Survey 2016 shows improvements - 19.10.16

Innovative Birth Units Scoop Award 18.10.16

World-leading Genomics project launches 07.10.16

New Friends & Family Test - 03.10.16

September 2016

New Chairman appointed - 30.09.16

Non-Executive Directors announcement - 30.09.16

Financial announcement - 20.09.16

Careers Fair & AGM offer chance to see life in our hospitals - 8.9.16

Junior Doctors Industrial Action - 5.9.16

Annual Baby Remembrance Service 2016: Small footprints on our hearts - 5.9.16

Walk for wards - back for 2016 - 2.9.16

August 2016

Cirencester diagnostic & treatment centre 3.8.16

July 2016

Improving A&E Performance - 29.07.16

Leave Emergency Departments to focus on ‘serious injuries and life threatening conditions’ - 19.7.16

New Farm Shop opens at GRH - 11.07.16

June 2016

Staff Awards - 17.6.16

Volunteer's Week 2016 - 6.6.16

Mother and baby - Mental Health Matters 6.6.16

Child Safety Week - 6.6.16

Carers Week 2016 - Carers Passports - 6.6.16

May 2016

New Fairview Outpatients Clinic Opens - 31.05.16

Dementia Awareness Week 15-21 May - 12.05.16

Mental Health Awareness Week, 16-22 May 2016 - 11.05.16

Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week, 16 to 20 May 2016 - 11.05.16

 

April 2016

1000 Thank Yous - new installation at GRH - 4.4.16

March 2016

CGH telephone outage : Wednesday 23rd March 8.30pm – 12.30am. - 21.03.16

Joining up information to improve health and social care for the people of Gloucestershire - 15.03.16

CEO warning over health care if Cotswold DC leaves Gloucestershire - 03.03.16

 

February 2016

Hospitals Trust to recruit 40 new nurses 17.02.16

New CEO appointed 05.02.16

Emergency Care & Treatment Plan consultation - 03.02.16

Labour ward forum - 02.2.16

January 2016

Influenza - Protecting our patients 28.01.16

Cheltenham Aveta Birth Centre turns five 18.01.16

Therapy team LEAPS into action 14.01.16

Junior Doctors Industrial Action 11.01.16

Gloucester Birth Unit reaches 5 year milestone 6.1.16

December 2015

Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust to be thanked at festive celebration 1.12.15

Maternity services get thumbs up from new mums 15.12.15

November 2015

Junior Doctors industrial action 27.11.15

Staff as nice as pie for charity bake off 26.11.15

Winners announced at 2015 Staff Awards 12.11.15

Health & Social Care welcome Healthwatch Hospital Discharge Task Group Report 18.11.15

Gold Award for supporting our armed forces 24.11.15

Switching on our Christmas Tree Lights 25.11.15

October 2015

Team win Research Paper of the Year award 07.10.15

Water babies at Gloucester Birth Unit 2.10.15

Keeping Abreast Exhibition comes to GRH 1.10.15

 

September 2015

Flu and Fire - Safeguarding our Patients 25.09.15

Charities to be thanked at Children's Centre 25.09.15

Supporting Stoptober 17.09.15

Walking for our Wards 17.09.15

25 years of life-saving screening in Gloucestershire 14.09.15

NHS Cathedral Service 11.09.15

National Transplant Week 07.09.15

August 2015

Friends of GRH fund new heart monitoring equipment 18.08.15

Walk for our Charity 04.08.15

July 2015

Our Maternity pages and Breastfeeding Week activities 31.07.15

Annual Baby Remembrance Services 21.07.15

Get involved in our interactive AGM 14.07.15

Artworks Exhibition opens for second year 10.07.15

Find out more about hospitals at our interactive AGM 07.07.15

 

June 2015

Summer Fete at GRH - 30.06.15

The Patient Report of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit - 30.06.15

Design together, live better - 23.6.15

Learning Disability Week 2015 - 15.06.15

Workout at Work Day 2015 - 12.06.15

May 2015

Hospitals sign up to John's Campaign to support carers - 29.05.15

Free WiFi for patients and visitors coming to our hospitals - 28.05.15

Surgeons' Examinations hosted at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital - 27.05.15

Supporting Dementia Awareness Week 2015 - 15.05.15

Patient's Choice Award 2015 - 18.05.15

March 2015

 

We bake the difference 2015  – the final! 16.03.15

Child Sexual Exploitation  Awareness Day 2015 13.3.15

Supporting No Smoking Day 2015 09.03.15

Clinical and costing audit - Monitor 02.03.15

February 2015

New panoramic photo provides birds eye view of Gloucester 28.02.15

2014 Staff Survey  27.02.15

Contract signed to provide smarter care for patients 03.02.15

 

January 2015

Hospitals stood down but public urged to use A&E in emergencies only 14.01.15

New High Dependency Unit open at GRH 12.01.15

Choose Well Jan 2015 5.01.15

December

We're supporting Dry January 30.12.14

Emergency? Choose Well 8.11.14

November

Cheltenham Energy Centre opens 28.11.14

Cheltenham Birth centre gets a new name 25.11.14

Staff Awards 2014 - The Winners 14.11.14

October 2014

Newly refurbished Operating Theatres at Cheltenham 27.10.14

Nursing Award in memory of Katherine 20.10.14

Combat Norovirus campaign relaunch 01.10.14

September 2014

Patient's Choice Award - the nominees 05.09.14

August 2014

Trust receives best ‘risk’ rating by CQC in latest reports 06.08.14

StepJockey arrives at the Tower Block 12.8.14

New Hereford Radiotherapy Unit opens 18.8.14

 

July 2014

Birth Centre could have your name on it! 02.07.14

 

June 2014

Annual meeting offers the chance to find out more 27.06.14

Visiting restrictions advice 16.06.14

New surgical robot now treating prostate cancer patients 12.06.14 

Diabetic Eye Screening Programme Investment 06.06.14

Safeguarding our patients 09.06.14

Mums Up and Mobile (MUM) on Delivery Suite 03.06.14

May 2014

Patient's Choice Award 2014 19.05.14

Cheltenham AEC unit adds to Emergency Care options 02.05.14

 

April 2014

Our National Inpatient Survey Results are in 08.04.14

Another milestone for Hereford Radiotherapy Unit 4.4.14

Tremendous Trust Bake-off – the final bake 2.4.14 

 

March 2014

Powered up to reduce our carbon footprint 27.03.14

Exhibition of artworks created by NHS staff goes on show 25.03.14

New surgical robot to deliver improved outcomes for cancer patients 20.03.14

Physio fundraisers get on their bikes for Scope 17.03.14

Nutrition and Hydration Week 2014 14.03.14

World Kidney Day 11.03.14

National Apprenticeship Week 03.03.14

February 2014

Chief Executive Dr Frank Harsent reflects on the legacy of the Francis Report, one year on 6.02.14

January 2014

Nursing boost to protect frail and elderly 31.1.14

Vascular centralisation on the horizon 27.1.14

Ambulatory Care takes the pressure off 20.1.14

Visiting restrictions advice 21.1.14

December 2013

Patients Praise Cotswold Fertility Unit 10.12.13

Countdown to New Children's Day Surgery Unit begins 11.12.13

Restriction of visiting on wards at CGH 11.12.13

Gloucestershire's maternity services get the thumbs up from new mums 12.12.13

Long Service Awards for Cheltenham General Hospital Volunteers 16.12.13

Visiting restrictions lifted at Cheltenham 17.12.13

November 2013

Staff Awards Winners 2013 - Celebrating Success

Statement in response to media stories re our Emergency Department 07.11.13

October 2013

Combat Norovirus campaign relaunch 23.10.13

Volunteers Annual Reception at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital 22.10.13

Awards evening to celebrate success of staff 29.10.13

 

September 2013

Stroud Maternity at 60 23.09.13

Stoptober ball comes to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital 23.09.13

New birth suites unveiled at Stroud Maternity Unit 05.09.13

August 2013

Gloucestershire hospitals tenders for Electronic Patient Records 20.08.13 

 

July 2013

Changes to emergency care at Cheltenham begin tonight 29.07.13

Service changes to Emergency Service at Cheltenham 19.07.13

NHS’s 65th birthday celebrated with life-saving screening for 65-year-old men 05.17.13

Still time to get tickets for our Annual General Meeting 10.07.13

 

June 2013

Baby-Friendly Gloucestershire Hospitals 28.06.13

Help us raise awareness about Organ Donation 26.06.13

Diabetes Week 2013 - Be part of the story 10.06.13

Service change proposals supported by HCOSC 04.06.13

Crane goes up at Hereford Satellite Radiotherapy Unit 04.06.13 

 

May 2013

Improved health information room for patients 21.05.13

Talk Dementia - Dementia Awareness Week 21.05.13

CQC report highlights excellent staff 15.05.13

NHS Equality, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR) Week 15.05.13

BMJ Awards spell success for doctors at GRH 14.05.13

Walk to work week 2013 10.05.13

Cheltenham Birth Centre prepares for 1000th baby 08.05.13

Deaf Awareness Week 02.05.13

National Thrombosis Week highlighted at Gloucestershire Hospitals 02.05.13

Essential building work at Stroud Maternity Unit 02.05.13

Gloucestershire Nursing Assistant guilty of defrauding the NHS 01.05.13

 April 2013

Extraordinary everyday - Healthcare Science Event 18.04.13

Patient's Choice Award 2013 15.04.13

Visiting restrictions in place at GRH 09.04.13

March 2013

Proposals for emergency and urgent medical care 05.04.13

Turf Cutting ceremony for Hereford Satellite Radiotherapy Unit 21.03.13

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital 'caring and holistic' says CQC 13.03.13

Supporting No Smoking Day - Swap Fags for Swag - 12.03.13

Awards celebrate success of NHS apprentices at Gloucestershire Hospitals 12.03.13

Visiting suspended on two ward at Cheltenham General Hospital 21.03.13

February 2013

Visiting suspended at Cheltenham General Hospital 27.02.13

Norovirus - visiting restrictions 25.02.13

Stroud Maternity - still delivering at 60  12.2.13

Gloucestershire Hospitals forms new choir 11.2.13

January 2013

Your NHS - Proposals published for public consultation 31.01.13

Maternity services gain top safety rating 30.01.13

Full steam ahead for Satellite Radiotherapy Unit 29.01.13

Dr Harsent responds to BBC Radio Gloucestershire 29.01.13 

Stroud Maternity set for refurbishment 25.01.13

Governors meeting cancelled 21.01.13

Snow: weather update 18.01.13

 Archived Press Releases

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2012 Press Releases

If you wish to view a news item published before 2010, please contact the Communications Team on 08454 223 563 who will be pleased to help you.