February Week 2
Saturday 7th January
Patient care to be transformed with new £20m project (Citizen) p20
Article details the signing of a new contract for the new, joined up smartcare system.
Pressure not over yet for hospital emergency staff (Echo) p19
Follows choose well messages issued by the healthcare community to make better use of healthcare options available. Includes quote from Dr Tom Llewellyn.
Sunday 8th January
Yeovil District hospital receives funding to introduce new electronic health record system (Western Gazette)
Mentions the joint procurement with our hospitals
Monday 9th February
Why should Trust carry the burden for care deficiencies? (Echo) p10
Letters page Geoffrey Fox wrotes to the paper regarding bed blocking and financial penalties. Hard copy only available from the Communications Team for one week following publication.
The state of the region's A&E Departments (Inside Out West)
The programme looks at A&Es in the region and focusses on Gloucestershire. Plays old audio of our Chief Executive regarding pressures. Available for on month following screening.
Tuesday 10th February
Wednesday 11th February
No sign of end to delay and distress in our NHS (Citizen) p10
Letters page, full page article relaying a negative patient experience at GRH. Hard copy only available from the Communications Team for one week following publication.
Breaking news: Visiting suspended at GRH due to D&V (Echo & Citizen)
Follows press release issued by the Communications Team
see also: Gloucester hospital restricting visitors due to suspected norovirus (ITV West)
Thursday 12th February
Meet the Stroud doctor who washes dishes for the homeless and is pioneering a scheme to help (Stroud Life)
Positive interview with Dr Pippa Medcalf as arranged by the Communications Team
Sickness curbs hospital visiting (Echo) p3
Informative item following press release as issued by the Communications Team
Friday 13th February
Midwives go to African hospital to deliver hope and healthcare (Citizen) p4
Two of our Stroud Maternity Unit midwives are working in Uganda for charity and are bringing medical supplies after fundraising. Hard copy only available from the Communications Team for one week following publication.