December Week 2

Saturday 5th December


Sunday 6th December


Monday 7th December


Tuesday 8th December


Wednesday 9th December

Disabled Stroud pensioner criticises 'outrageous' parking charges... (Stroud News and Journal)

A patient raises his objections to the parking charges at GRH and how he feels he should have been informed about exemption charges. With statement from Trust spokesman.

Thursday 10th December

Tuffley family in fundraising campaign for Acorns hospice (Citizen)

One of our colleagues raises awareness of a hospice that has helped her family. 

Badminton ride raises £7k for charitable causes (Wilts & Glos Standard)

Fundraisers raise cash for Hope for Tomorrow Services for our hospitals

Daisy Chain event (BBC Radio Gloucestershire)

Steve Kitchen interviews our CGH play specialist Laura Thomas at the event (as supported by our Communications Team).

Friday 11th December

Bristol hospitals have 'learned their lesson' and are ready for winter (Bristol Post)

Mentions our hospitals being particularly 'under pressure' last year and say that leaders in the area have learnt their lessons folllowing a report issued for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. 

Hospitals insist they can cope with this year's winter influx (ITV)

The article provides a summary of last year including pressures on our hospitals and our four hour wait figs.

Tweets of the week


Generous raffle donations from FOCUS @gloshospitals oncology patients. 50p raffle ticket chance to win a fab hamper!

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Participation in art at our Oncology Centre on the theme of winter #embracearts

Thank you to @2getherTrust @GlosCCG @gloshospitals who have been supporting #JoinDementiaResearch this year!



The Annual Reception for our Cheltenham General Hospital volunteers is taking place at Cheltenham College on Monday (14th December).

Between the 19 volunteers receiving long service awards, they will have given a remarkable 220 years of loyal and highly valued support to a wide range of wards and departments.

Dean Healthcare Well done to all those volunteers. Enjoy a well-earned reception. smile emoticon 
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As usual, we've rounded up a few of our favourite photos from the past 12 months and put them into a nice online gallery! It's our Photos of the Year 2015. Enjoy!

Photo collection by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Patients and visitors to our Oncology Department yesterday were able to take part in a free art workshop with artists and students from the University of Gloucestershire. Part of an ongoing programme of collaboration and participation, the piece on the theme of winter will be displayed alongside other seasonal work. People could participate, chat to the artists or simply watch the work evolving through the day.