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

As above

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.


Don't forget community hospital minor injury & illness units open every day. No appt needed. See how they can help ow.ly/i/ghUeZ

National Consultation on Emergency Care & Treatment Plan (ECTP) - your views welcome: bit.ly/1KUbfzl

A&E at Gloucester and Cheltenham are very busy today. Only visit if your condition is life threatening or serious bit.ly/1Ev5zgh

Both us and @rainorshineUK are looking forward to it. More details to follow everyone! twitter.com/OverFarmMarket

#ItsNotToLate to have your flu jab. Flu is still circulating and the vaccine is the best prevention.

Cannot thank @NHSEngland Cheltenham Hospital enough for their amazing care over past few days - wonderful staff, thank you.

Great #timetotalk day chat between Dr Mike Seeley of @gloshospitals & our Director Jane Melton re Corporate Covenant pic.twitter.com/SQqndQnWPz

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Our A&Es at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals are very busy this evening. Please only visit if your condition is life threatening or serious. For more information about the range of health services that you can access locally visit ASAP Glos or call NHS 111.http://bit.ly/1Ev5zgh

Mark Carter Should only be emergency anyway . People who attend with stupid things should be charged !
Shirley Raynsford That's why it's named Accident and emergency. The clue is in the name.
Kimberly Sykes-Hawkins We're all busy, doesn't matter which one you go to I'm afraid 😕
Bam Panting One of my friends went in with ear ache, what a tool Molly Gardner rob Rob Panting
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Huw Parry Bloody Tories...
Bam Panting Rob Panting hate these time wasters
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