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)

As above

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.




Tweets of the week

Lucy Whittaker


Fantastic to see @GrangerKate #hellomynameis posters in the Cheltenham Hospital pic.twitter.com/EfbYrfOKeH

7:18pm · 7 Feb 2015 · Twitter for iPhone 



@GrangerKate Went through @gloshospitals a&e last night. Only 1 of 6 staff involved said #hellomynameis Work to be done here.

10:50am · 8 Feb 2015 · Twitter for iPhone

Alice Petch


Off to visit my Grandma in @gloshospitals acute unit. Hate going there as was where my mum was finally diagnosed

5:49pm · 8 Feb 2015 · Twitter for iPhone 


Andrew Little

13 hrs · Edited · 

Last night a Staff Nurse at Cheltenham General Hospital asked me who my carer was (apparently all disabled people have carers).

My reply: "I don't have a carer, who's yours?"

She went crimson. I'm still LMAO!!



Rob G


@bbcrugby @BBCSport Watching #bbc6nations in Gloucester Hospital after the birth of Baby Daughter #friendlyrivalry pic.twitter.com/y5ZsSadwRq

7:36pm · 6 Feb 2015 · Twitter for iPhone




Congratulations Gloucester Royal Hospital 0/10. Do not recommend.

6:07pm · 8 Feb 2015 · Twitter for Android



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