December Week 4

Saturday 20th

Hospitals missing targets as pressures of winter take toll (Citizen) p4

Article is based on NHS England figures and mentions 'major incident announcement' and features a large quote from a hospital spokesman.

Sweet treat is a surprise for patients (Echo) p35

Full page photo-led feature following donation from one of our printers 

see also:

Firm treats young young patients (Citizen) p5

Shorter version of above

Sunday 21st



Monday 22nd

Patients faced A&E Waits over 6 hours at the weekend  (BBC Radio Gloucestershire)

A follow up on the ED pressures using an interview with an ambulance spokesman who said they have seen a 20% increase in demand - and data from our web pages.  Quotes Dr Frank Harsent from our main board meeting on Friday.

Reported from outside GRH ED - Melissa Korba went inside to look in our waiting room. Audio available for six days following broadcast.

TV star visits young patients (Echo) p2

Lisa Maxwell is photographed as she gives out presents donated through the County Community Projects toy box in our Children's Ward. Photo-led piece with a photo of patients and our nurse Laura Thomas 

See also: Lisa takes cheer to the max (Citizen) p2-3

As above

Four out of five new NHS nurses hired from abroad (Echo & Citizen) p38

Nurse recruitment article following the national story last week. With quote from our Nursing Director Maggie Arnold

Tuesday 23rd

Children in for a treat as gift tag tree collects more than 120 presents in Gloucester (Citizen) p8

Eastgate shopping centre and a local councillor has collected gifts for our patients

Sufferers of Meniere's disease wanted to help with clinical trial in Gloucestershire (Citizen & Echo) p22

Positive article following a proactive press release as issued by our Communications Team. With comment from our ENT consultant Matthew Clark.

Putting faces to a name at hospital (Citizen) p23

Following press release issued by the Communications Team, short news item flagging up our promotion of the Hello, my name is... campaign. 

Keeping close eye on travel NHS expenses (Citizen) p8

Short news item lifted from our staff magazine Outline regarding travel expenses claim rules for journeys between sites. Hard copy only.


Wednesday 24th

Songs and gifts cheer young patients on the ward (Echo & Citizen) p16

Photo led piece with pictures of carol singers and local businesses giving out gifts at the Children's ward on Monday

We're hard at work on Christmas Day (Citizen& Echo) p12

Photo of lead nurse Di Spiller and Lead HCA Jackie Walker from the Children's Centre is featured and Dr Frank Harsent is quoted.

Thursday 25th

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Friday 26th

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Tweets of the week

Christmas broadcast by BBC Radio Glos from Children's Centre @gloshospitals .So grateful to our staff on duty at Christmas.

Great to hear @Claire7Carter show live from @gloshospitals children's ward - and the work of amazing staff and brave children at Christmas

@Claire7Carter @BBCGlos @gloshospitals Please give all Glos Hospital staff my best wishes and BIG THANK YOU. They look after me so well.

@gloshospitals thanks for tonight, no broken bones, great service and support. Any ideas on how to cheer up the wife? She's not that happy..

Xmas wishes to the wonderful #NHSVolunteers & @PHE_uk scientists fighting ebola in Sierra Leone over the Christmas period.

Fancy joining an award-winning e-learning team? We are offering an exciting opportunity for a multi-media apprentice

Sufferers of Ménière’s disease wanted to help with clinical trial in Gloucestershire via @GlosCitizen

Our Chair Clair Chilvers has joined us on our Children's Ward and is speaking with Claire Carter on BBC Radio Glos

Taya-Mae with our Staff Nurse Elspeth Richards - thanks to you both and mum Kelly Jones on the Children's Ward at GRH


Thank you to the parents and staff on the Children's Centre who are looking after BBC Radio Glos until 3pm this avo!

Our Staff Nurse Faye Anderson is live on BBC Radio Glos and is speaking with Claire Carter! Listen in!

Many thanks Suzanne Seer and baby Laylah for spending time with us and BBC Radio Glos!

We are with BBC Radio Glos on the Children's Ward at GRH. Claire speaks to our volunteer Dilys!

We caught Senior Sister Di Spiller for a quick festive snap on the Children's Ward!

My new desk in return to work, everyone's got their 👀 on me!!! lol @ Gloucester Royal Hospital

After two years, officially discharged from Cheltenham hospital orthopedic outpatients! No more foot worries 🎉🎉🙌




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