February 2016 Week 4

Saturday 20th February

Gloucestershire recruitment drive for overseas nurses (Western Daily Press)

Another look at the article which followed a press release as issued by the Communications Team.

Hospitals take precautions over swine flu outbreak (Citizen) p3

Article regarding flu - mentions we are asking people who have flu-like symptoms to not visit.

Sunday 21st February

Despite all promises, more patients put on mixed-sex wards (Mail online)

Mentions mixed sex breaches at three hospitals, including Gloucestershire Hospitals.

Patients waiting almost five hours at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital's A&E ward today (Citizen) 

Regular news update, based on our live waits feed and the county-wide ASAP campaign.

Monday 22nd February

Patients faced four hour wait (Citizen) p4

Article looks at A&E waits and highlights our improvement plan.

Abseiling for Charity (BBC Radio Gloucestershire)

Interview with our Charity's Richard Smith and fundraisers for EPIC with afternoon presenter Nicky Price.

Miss Gloucester speaks out about how the competition helped her (Citizen) 

Liz is an HCA at GRH

Tuesday 23rd February


Wednesday 24th February


Thursday 25th February

More strikes over doctors' contracts (Citizen) p3

With comment as issued by our Communications Team

Friday 26th February

Trust seeks to temp overseas nurses already living in UK with training scheme (Nursing Times) 

Positve news article in response to a press release as issued bt the Communications Team with quotes from Adam Kirton and Eve Russell from our HR Team.

Of interest: No fines for NHS Trust which failed to open Stroud Hospital department... (Citizen/ Stroud Life)

Whilst the article is not about our organisation, it does mention that patients had to go to GRH as a consequence of the closure.


Just finished setting up the @gloshospitals stand at the @LondonNurseShow. If you're visiting, come and say hi! pic.twitter.com/x2O5VbG695

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Drop-in #Drawing #Workshop @gloshospitals Oncology Centre with help of @uniofglos #Illustration students today. pic.twitter.com/irTIwYKTLH

We need you on our team! patients & @gloucesterrugby fansasked to #signforlife bit.ly/1e5gVub this wkd pic.twitter.com/InEG1MJ2iX

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Thanks also to @PiedPiperAppeal for our new ergo kneelers, makes life a little easier for docs with small patients! pic.twitter.com/k66ISHhZhJ

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Nursing my Daughter following her Op Thanks to @gloshospitals #nexttime twitter.com/julie_kent4/st…

They say to act F.A.S.T to stroke symptoms, yet it's taken Gloucester hospital 3 months? F!%£ off.

Our AEC units are now open at both Cheltenham and Gloucester - could you refer a patient? bit.ly/20PxZYu pic.twitter.com/7VSefyGqNx

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You can support our amazing staff by nominating them for our Patient's Choice awards between now and March 4th. It means a great deal to them to be nominated, the form is here: http://bit.ly/1UYjTT9

Three people die each day in need of a transplant and there are currently around 6,500 people on the waiting list in the UK because of a shortage of organ donors. We want to blow the whistle on these figures and do something about it.

Gloucester Rugby Club's working with our Organ Donation Committee to promote organ donation in the county by hosting a home game at Kingsholm on Saturday 27th February.

It is all part of a national campaign run by NHS BTcalled Sign for Life whic...

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