February 2016 Week 1
Saturday 30th January
Sunday 31st January
Monday 1st February
Of interest: GPs want the right not to visit care homes (Citizen/Echo)
Article looks at new GMC proposal for GPs and mentions work to avoid hospital admissions.
Tuesday 2nd February
Things you can do in Gloucester in the 90's that you can't do now (Citizen)
Light-hearted article, mentions: 'Be seen by a consultant in a Gloucestershire Royal Hospital outpatients department based around old Nissen Huts. Thankfully replaced with a largely new GRH in 2004'.
Sepsis infection means little Penelope could need a hip replacement... (Citizen)
Young former patient referred to other hospital after our doctors identified sepsis following chickenpox.
Big increase in air medic flights (Citizen) p12
Highlights the use of our helipad in article designed to raise the profile of the charity.
Wednesday 3rd February
Keep clear of hospital ward if you have flu (Citizen) p6
Following discussion at our public Board meeting, the short news item uses information on our website regarding flu in the community and how a small number of patients at CGH have been affected by flu.
See also: Hospital warns over flu levels (Echo) p7
Gift in memory of Penny (Stroud News and Journal) p18
Positive donation piece with quote from hope for tomorrow thanking a fundraiser on our joint behalf for new equipment.
Hospital bus twice failed to pick up mum (Stroud News and Journal) p7
A CGH patient claims she had to cancel two hospital appointments after transport provider Arriva failed to pick her up.
Thursday 4th February
Jaguar Land Rover wins gold award... (motering.co.uk)
Positive article focuses on the awards for employers who support the armed forces including our hospitals.
Friday 5th February
Inquest should focus on mental health said dad (Citizen) p2
News item focuses on a coming inquest into the death of a 17 year old following a heart transplant operation.
Bed blocking costing NHS £900m a year (Citizen)
National information used in article, but asks readers to respond and share their feelings about when they go to hospital regarding waits and how busy it may be.