December Week 4
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
Firm treats young young patients (Citizen) p5
Shorter version of above
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
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
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.
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.
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