December Week 4

Saturday 19th December


Sunday 20th December


Monday 21st December

9 in 10 hospitals face nursing shortage (Echo) 

National story with a photo of our hospitals.

Star Lisa fits the bill to hand out pressies (Citizen) p2 & 3

Two page picture-led article following a visit to our Children's ward

This Robin's squad knows how to spread good cheer (Echo) p29

The football club visited Children in Gloucestershire Royal.

In pictures: Nurses at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (Citizen) 

Old pictures of nurses taken over the years.

Tuesday 22nd December

Players spread Christmas joy (Citizen) p40

Rugby players visit our Children's Ward and delivers gifts.

Actress Lisa brings cheer to youngsters (Echo) p5

As above

Nurse who wrote bogus prescriptions... (Daily Mail)

News item a former employee.

Nurse struck off... (Mirror)

As above

Wednesday 23rd December

Festive gifts are what the doctor ordered (Citizen) p7

Picture story - local company brings in presents for children at GRH

Thursday 24th December

Giving the gift of life (Echo)  p1 &4

Following a press release issued by the Communications Team and an interview with an OD beneficiary and his family - a positive article highlighting Organ donation, the OD register and our OD Committee.

Meet the Christmas Angels (Echo) p8

Photo-lead positive article as supplied by the Communications Team - highlights staff working across our hospitals over Christmas.

See also: Spare a thought for the worker (Echo) p10

Editorial regarding NHS staff working and the OD story.

See also: Hospital angels bring cheer to wards (Citizen) p4

As above

Midwives are happy to stay on duty and take charge of special deliveries (Citizen) p5

As extention of the staff working over Christmas story featuring the midwives from Stroud Maternity Unit as arranged by our Communications Team. Positive full page feature and combined with the above makes up a double page spread.

Fleet firm ferries in Santa to hospital (Citizen) p20

A company brings in gifts for children at GRH

Its a time when tradition takes over (Citizen) p25

Features photos from the past at our Children's Centre

Friday 25th December



Sister Di Moore & her colleagues will be here for our renal patients over Christmas on Ward 7b

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Our senior physio Nikki will be here for our patients on Christmas Day at Cheltenham General Hospital

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Olivia, Rachel, Debbie, Eddie, Mary, Alistair & Claire are here for patients on Knightsbridge Ward this Christmas!

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Our Play Specialist Natalie will be bringing some festive cheer for patients on our Children's Ward this Christmas

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A special mention for colleagues working over the next week - Andy & Kim are working at GRH on Christmas Day...

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