December Week 1

Saturday 28th November

Pensioner died after her pacemaker pierced her heart (Citizen & Echo)

News item regarding a patient treated at CGH.

Sunday 29th November


Monday 30th November

Junior Doctors in Gloucester and Cheltenham expected to go on strike tomorrow (Citizen)

News item with the situation as it stood.

NHS Winter Messaging (BBC Radio Gloucestershire and BBC Points West)

Cross-NHS features looking at schemes we are implementing locally to prepare for winter including an interview with Dr Ian Donald regarding our OPAL service. On the BBC RG Breakfast show and BBC Points West evening news programmes (programmes no longer available on IPlayer; link shared directly earlier this week).

Tuesday 1st December

Health warning (Echo & Citizen) p22

Looks at reactions to the Autumn statement and implications for health services in the county.

Junior doctors start strike over contracts (Citizen) p9

This article slipped through to the published version, however industrial action was cancelled.

see also: Hospital pickets as junior doctors join contract row (Echo)

Wednesday 2nd December

Doctors call off strike but opps stay cancelled (Echo & Citizen) p16

Update regarding the above with comment from Trust spokesman

Thursday 3rd December


Friday 4th December

Understanding prolapse - awareness-raising feature on Anna King show on BBC Radio Gloucestershire (9-12) featuring Urogynaecologist Mark James offering advice and opinion for listeners (as arranged by Communications team). IPlayer Link - interview begins at 01.14.00

Tweets of the week


Our new, free guest WiFi network is now live in almost all areas of our hospitals! Find out more:

2:44pm · 1 Dec 2015

Join our Caring Chorus choir this Saturday 5th Dec for an uplifting concert - all money raised will go to charity…

My Dad has started #chemo at Cheltenham hospital. He reported fabulous nurses, really wonderful" and +ve patients full of hope #proudofNHS

Join us and @BishGloucester on 4th Dec for our Christmas Tree Lights Switch-on! @gloshospitals 3:45pm in the Atrium.

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12:10pm · 2 Dec 2015