April Week 1, 2
Monday 30th March
Tuesday 31st March
Norovirus fear closes ward at Gloucestershire Royal (Echo, Citizen) summarising Norovirus campaign messages with comment from Nursing Director Maggie Arnold
Cancer survivor launches social media campaign (Echo, Citizen) story about social media campaign, mentions treatment and training for home dialysis at GRH
Heather Tait awarded damages of £2.4m after sex life ruined - features in The Echo, The Citizen and Best Daily
Thursday 2nd April
Emergency care options over Easter (Echo, Citizen) part of a series of proactive features from Glos CCG plugging their new ASAP app. Also featured on local radio.
The metabolism myth (Echo, Citizen) Dietician Janet Passey talks about metabolism and weight loss. Interview arranged by the Comms team.
Friday 3rd April
Saturday 4th April
Sunday 5th April
Monday 6th April
Monster raving loony manifesto (Citizen) - candidate mentions Gloucestershire Royal in his happiness manifesto
Tuesday 7th April
BBC Radio Gloucestershire - Steve Kitchen drivetime show mentions update on the bank holiday weekend at our hospitals (no links available)
Wednesday 8th April
Natashia Penhale walks free following conviction for fraud (Echo, Citizen) Court story detailing sentencing of nurse for fraud
Nurse's conviction warning to other staff on fraud (Echo, Citizen) features comment supplied by Comms team from Counter-fraud
Wards closed to visitors at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (Echo, Citizen) features info about closure of 2 wards and general Noro advice
Heart Radio - news belletins feature update on wards at GRH closed to visitors due to Norovirus
Thursday 9th April
Better to have one fully staffed A&E - letter from local resident supporting chnages to A&E and being scathing about politicians' involvement. Hard copy only available in Comms office for 1 week after publication
Wards re-open at Gloucestershire Royal (Echo, Citizen) States all wards now open and repeats Norovirus messaging
Friday 10th April
NHS Trusts put patient records online in breach (Computer World) article detailing serious computer breaches last year, singling out NHS and mentioning our Trust, but with no further details about alleged breaches.
Thanks to NHS Professionals - letter in the Citizen praising treatment at CGH and stating 'the NHS is in good hands'. Hard copy only available in Comms office for 1 week.
Heather Tait interview (BBC WM, from 50 mins in) extensive interview with woman who received £2.4m compensation following treatment at CGH. (available on iplayer for 28 days)
Tweets of the weeks
11:35am · 2 Apr 2015
Ian C Hilditch
4:26pm · 31 Mar 2015
9:27am · 30 Mar 2015
Emma-Marie Smirnoff Lowe:
April 3 at 8:33am ·
I can not thank everyone involved yesterday for their support, kind words, and professionalism at the children's paediatric day unit. From the ward nurses to the anaesthetist, everyone made my daughter's stay relaxed and at ease. The care everyone promoted. I cannot thank you all enough. She was even lucky enough to have been given not one but two Easter eggs from the staff for her bravery. Thank you all so so much. Keep up the good work.
Graham King: Woodmancote Ward.
My father-in-law, John Watt, spent 2 weeks in Woodmancote Ward and died peacefully last Friday. He received invariably excellent care and we received the greatest consideration from everyone we met. It exceeded our expectations at every turn and we could not be more grateful to everyone on that ward. Please tell them how much we appreciate what they did for us. This side of the family (his wife's) are in complete agreement with me and I can safely say I represent their views also.
Mrs Helen Nock Ward 9B: visitor numbers per bed
My complaint is about the number of people visiting the bed next to my dad's today. We always adhere to 2 visitors per bed as stated on your website. The bed next to him had 5 or 6. When they all started talking together I couldn't hold a conversation with my dad as he couldn't hear me. He had a severe headache whilst we were there and felt that the ward allowing the high number of visitors to the next bed is not on.