August 2017 Week 1

Saturday 29th July

None

Sunday 30th July

None

Monday 31st July

None

Tuesday 1st August

Why catching a Stagecoach bus in Cheltenham will never be the same again (Gloucestershire Live)

Wednesday 2nd August

None

Thursday 3rd August

1,000 patients from across the west of England enrolled in genomics project (Bath Echo) 

Friday 4th August

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Twitter#

Good luck to all the doctors starting new jobs this week @gloshospitals and across the country

The biggest thank you to the lady who paid my parking last night at @gloshospitals when my card wouldn't work! Selfless kindness right there

Ready to tell our next batch of new jr drs about opportunities for qi with our academy! @gloshospitals @seaty63

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Walk for Wards is #dogfriendly, so dogs can join their owners & support their local hospitals! gloshospitals.nhs.uk/en/About-Us/Ch… @DogFriendlyCots 🐶

#NHS staff travel FREE on the new #99service & £1 RETURN from Arle Court P&R! #welcomeonboard @gloshospitals

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Was a Thursday night 10.30pm. Went straight to desk, no Q. Booked in. Was called into triage after 5 mins (yes I was more ill than the others waiting). They saw me & moved me to a majors bed right away. Was seen by a doctor about 2 hours later - which for Glos is good! Got moved to assessment ward after stabilising me. Was there a night - staff were great. Only bad point is the windows don't open, so was boiling hot & no fans. Got moved to the tower ward where the staff really looked after me well. Thank you!

I had a bad fall in Gloucester and hit my head very badly on the pavement. An ambulance was called and was there within minutes. I was taken to A&E and because of the huge egg shaped lump on my head I was seen quickly. The Paramedic was brilliant as were the staff in the Emergency department. I was monitored all of the time as there was a possibility that I had fractured my skill. Managed to be released later that night and just taking it easy today. So many thanks to all of the Gloucester Emergency services. You are all brilliant and a credit to the NHS.

My son displaced a bone and broken a bone in his thumb. The doctors took no care in strapping him up. Told me they would inject to numb his thumb to then just putting him on a dirty bed gave him gas and yank. You give gas for a couple of minutes first before you attempt to align the bone. The cast was put on terribly causing a friction burn between his thumb and finger. 
We waited hours to be seen both times round. The Doctors we saw have no clue what they are doing and this has given me and my son little faith in the NHS.

Nikki Stacey reviewed Gloucestershire Royal Hospital — 2 star
11 hrs ·  

The staff on the children's paediatric unit was absolutely lovely, but didn't like the fact that my 19month old wasn't given any tests of any form. All they did was give her some paracetamol which reduced her temp and then basically sent us on our way

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Good: Was a Thursday night 10.30pm. Went straight to desk, no Q. Booked in. Was called into triage after 5 mins (yes I was more ill than the others waiting). They saw me & moved me to a majors bed right away. Was seen by a doctor about 2 hours later - which for Glos is good! Got moved to assessment ward even though I wasn't stabilised. I was there just a night - staff were great. Only thing is the windows don't open, so was boiling hot & no fans where I had a spi...

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Alma Moore reviewed Gloucestershire Royal Hospital — 1 star
13 hrs ·  

I was in extremely in pain when the ambulance dropped me off at A&E, very relieved that finally I will get the necessary medical attention that I need. I was sat in the bed very uncomfortably, I can't move nor walk as I really really have an excruciating back pain. During my 5hours in that department, I was in pain and not even seen by a doctor until I decided to go home. The most disappointing part was as soon as I'm about to leave, an emergency doctor came and asked me what happend and told him that I hurt my back so badly it just went, maybe because I have scoliosis and it triggered the pain. And then he said ," we cant cure scoliosis" and take some ibuprofen. Had I known, I should have self medicated myself as I have lots of ibuprofen in my bag and drown myself with it, rather than waiting in A&E in excruciating pain and feeling uncomfortably. Never offered an x ray or blood test at all. NHS IS REALLY GOING DOWN WHEN IT COMES TO SERVICE..REALLY REALLY POOR SERVICE.

Today I had an op to remove some metalwork from my left leg! The nursing staff have been absolutely brilliant, Sister Karen in Orthopaedic Admissions has been so good! This was my second visit in the last week and a half as my spine was too compressed for an epidural so I came back today for a GA. Sister Karen phoned my wonderful girlfriend to let her know I was good, the reason for this is that previously in my life I had a hypoxia-cardio when I started to come. From last week to this the medical staff have been brilliant! Thank you so much.

Today I had an op to remove some metalwork from my left leg! The nursing staff have been absolutely brilliant, Sister Karen in Orthopaedic Admissions has been so good! This was my second visit in the last week and a half as my spine was too compressed for an epidural so I came back today for a GA. Sister Karen phoned my wonderful girlfriend to let her know I was good, the reason for this is that previously in my life I had a hypoxia-cardio when I started to come. From last week to this the medical staff have been brilliant! Thank you so much.

Louise Knight reviewed Gloucestershire Royal Hospital — 1 star
11 hrs ·  

The only person who diddent make me feel like a burdance for having one breast was the paramedic that came out to me last night when I was crippled in pain doctors have a duty of care wether it's short staffed or not how I've gone home feeling is disgusting for a medical condition I was born with 😪 I will be looking into your complaints procedure


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