April 2016 Week 4

Saturday 23rd April

Health - in short (Citizen)

Short mention of the coming junior doctor Industrial Action

Sunday 24th April


Monday 25th April

Injury won't derail super-fit Stroud runner's London Marathon attempt (Stroud Life) 

Runner raises money for our Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity

Junior doctors to strike again in Gloucestershire this week (Citizen) 

Article pre-empting the coming industrial action

Junior doctors in Gloucestershire to withdraw emergency care in strikes (Echo)

As above

Mixed sex breaches by Trusts increase by nearly two thirds in one year (National Health Executive) 

Article looks at March 2015 data and highlights the numbers of breaches in areas including Gloucestershire.

Tuesday 26th April

Nurses supporting cancer patients in Gloucestershire Hospitals up for award (Echo & Citizen) p23

Positive news article following press release as issued by the Communications Team.

Campaigners want 24/7 services restored at CGH (Echo) p4

REACH campaign group restates their case - article includes a statement as issued by our Communications Team.

Assurances as cover withdrawn (Echo) p5

Junior doctors update

See also: Waiting for a solution (Echo editorial) p10

Strike action Junior doctors in 18 hour protest (Citizen) p8

as above

Wednesday 27th April

Doctors fear nurses will be next (Echo) p1&3

Photos and interviews with junior doctors outside Cheltenham General Hospital with quote from Trust spokesman as issued by the Communications Team.

How long will you have to wait in A&E in Gloucester this morning (Citizen) 

short news item based on our live wait pages

Junior doctors on the picket line (ITV West)

Coverage of the Junior doctor's industrial action

Cancer will not rob me of my smile (Huffington Post)

Mentions diagnosis at Cheltenham General Hospital

Thursday 28th April

Taking a giant leap for leukaemia (Echo) p16

Article highlighting a fundraising event for LINC and Cheltenham General.

Of interest: Strike Junior doctors give first aid lesson (Citizen) p12

Junior doctors provide a local school with first aid training

The big picture: Doctor's strike No deal's in sight (Citizen) p2&3

Pictures and quotes taken from junior doctors outside GRH - with quote from Trust spokesman as issued by the Communications Team.

Junior doctors in Gloucestershire re-join picket lines for second day (Stroud News & Journal)

Article follows junior doctors strike across the county with photos of hospitals effected

Stroud dad overjoyed after being able to see his daughter married in hospital before his death (Stroud News & Journal)

Positive news story, where a patient's father was able to be present at his daughter's wedding thanks to the support of our staff.

See also: Bride ties the knot... (Daily Mail)

Friday 29th April




Nurses who have supported cancer patients in Gloucestershire hospitals about to undergo chemotherapy have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.…
Yvonne Miles Was Matthews So they should be I had first hand experience with the chemo team at Cheltenham oncology department and they were fantastic, so we're the radiology dept and I thank them from the bottom of my heart




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