I went for pre op exam yesterday i cannot fault the care i recieved as always everybody is always polite professional and helpful the staff there are a credit to the nhs
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Had to had a small op on my ear yesterday, up at 0500, arrived at 0700, seen nurse twice, doctors twice, then at 10:45 gown on medication taken ready to be operated on only to be told, there is no beds. They knew this at 07:30. I suppose they thought they could free them up, what a waste of my rest day.
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After my appointment had to have blood tests and in an hour only about 9 people were nearly all seen by the same person, the other 3 didn't look to be calling anyone in. Lots of numbers called and people had left after an hour plus wait. Very poor
First to book in at the A&E , wait whilst the receptionists have a nice little chat and leave you standing there waiting RUDE !! My 25yr old daughter in pain doubled over , we see a nurse within an hour !!Gosh looking good , then the wait in Sub Bay to see the Doctor and wait and wait 6 hours and still waiting ,OMG then we get seen oh yes pain you need a drip ANOTHER WAIT, and you will be going to the surgical ward , ANOTHER WAIT by this time we have waited over 10 hours AND blaming the new computer system is no excuse the Nurses we lovely the Doctors are pushed to the limit so after spending the night on the ward today I've brought our daughter home after bing told there was a 4 HOUR WAIT for pharmacy to prepare her tablets thankfully we can get them from our own doctor , and as for Carparking it's a RIP OFF if you are with someone who is admitted into the hospital and you are driving them and have two wait and Long time you should be able to get a free parking pass not everybody carries a large amount of cash on them when they rush somebody to a hospital , in this day and age nobody should have to go through this when visiting a hospital .
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Fantastic last night. In and out in about 10 minutes! The doctor was great 👍
Lizzie Chapman-walker reviewed Cheltenham General Hospital — 5 star
11 hrs ·
i cannot fault this place, i was in Prescott Ward in June they were fab. Sadly now i am going for radiotherapy everyday......they are still fab !
Suzanne BrookCheltenham General Hospital
16 hrs near Cheltenham ·
This bit of NHS tinsel, twisted onto the top of my Dad's tree by a nurse on Christmas morning in Hazleton Ward last year, just said it all to me about how nothing is too much trouble for the staff at Cheltenham General Hospital! 😊
This week is Crohn's and Colitis Awareness week.
I would like to share my story with you all.
7 years ago I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. I remember the doctor saying to me "Laurence I have some bad news to tell you, you have Crohn's Disease", I said "ok what tablets can you give me to fix this" he replied "it's incurable, it's something you will have to deal with the rest of your life"... and with that I got a 100 page booklet about "life with Crohn's & Colitis Disease".
It changed my life forever... this disease has caused me, stomach blockages, 1 operation, extreme urgency of bowel movements, loss of blood, stomach cramps, unbearable pain, I take 10 tablets a day, transfusions every month & have a special diet.
Being a professional touring musician and having this disease can sometimes be hard. The band & I do 200 shows a year, up to 50 flights a year, 17 hour bus journeys, have the challenge of not having the right food in different countries...BUT I wouldn't change it for the world, my music is my healer, it makes me stronger, this disease inspires me to write songs, I never take my life for granted now, & I have met some incredible people who also suffer with Crohn's and Colitis
Most nights after my shows, people tell me stories of people who suffer with Crohn's disease... it can be about a loved one, a friend/family member or even themselves. They are a true inspiration to me, every single sufferer has a story of how they battle through and never give up. This is what gets me through the hard times.
I am not asking or your sympathy this is just my life and reality.
On positive note everyone comes together in this community, there are social media groups (Crohns Disease Support), help lines, people to talk to, charity fundraiser events, we are not alone, we come in all ages and all shapes and sizes 😊. Don't be embarrassed to talk about your story the way others have inspired me to talk about mine.
I used to be scared about going to hospitals to have tests and treatments, but not anymore... I would like to say a HUGE thank you to "The Gloucestershire Royal Hospital MDU" especially Trudi Huitson & the NHS staff who have looked after me for 2 years. They have made my hospital visits fun, when having my monthly "ENTYVIO (vedolizumab) infusion" and that's something I never thought I would say. They have been very accommodating with my busy touring schedule and have always supported me.
Please share/spread the word of Crohn's & Colitis Awareness week and let's help find a cure for this horrible "invisible" disease.
Article in the Sunday Express
Crohn's &a Colitis Awareness week
Laurence Jones website