Saturday 14th February
Visiting suspended on most wards at GRH (Heart 96 - 107)
Informative piece with interview from Dr Sean Elyan regarding how we are protecting our patients and combatting norovirus. Used in news bulletins throughout the day.
We'd urge as many people as possible to donate organs (Citizen) p4
Feature regarding a young girl who donated her organs. with comment from OD specialist nurse Leanne fare.
Sunday 15th February
Take steps to prevent spread of Norovirus (Cotswold Journal)
Positive and informative article with core campaign messages regarding Combat Norovirus with quote from our DIPC Maggie Arnold - as provided by a proactive press release as issued by our Communications Team.
Monday 16th February
Views wanted about hospital services as part of health trust inspection (Echo) p39
Details two listening events being held by the CQC regarding our services.
Group seeks more organ organ donations (Echo) p39
The OD team call for volunteers to come forward to help promote organ donation - with photo and quote from Roger Dobson.
Friends remember campaigner Nick (Citizen) p41
Lovely near full page dedicated to former employee Nick Adams with quotes from Steve Rowe and Chaplain John Thompson.
Hospital to decide whether visitors' ban will continue (Citizen) p15
Positve informative new item with comment from Dr Sean Elyan as arranged by the Communications Team.
See also: Visiting ban will be reviewed at bug hit hospital (Echo) p17
Tuesday 17th February
A&E 'only for emergencies' reminder (Echo/ Citizen) p20
Short news item with quote and photo of Dr Tom Llewellyn asking patients to use our ED's more appropriately.
Patients give a big thumbs up to their emergency treatment (Echo/ Citizen) p20
Near full page article regarding the success of the Friends and Family Test in ED with 90% of patients who responded saying they would recommend our services to their friends and family. With statement from Trust spokesman and two happy former patients. With large photo of GRH in the sun.
Two wards stay closed in wake of bug outbreak (Citizen) p2
Short news item re Norovirus ward restrictions update with positive comment from Maggie Arnold. Balanced and informed by facts issued by the Communications Team.
See also: Two hospital wards stay off limits to visitors after bug outbreak (Echo) p2
Weight management (Inside Health BBC Radio 4)
Psychologist Gail Bohin and DietitionJanet Passey interviewed in this hugely positive feature highlighting the positiveservice we provide. As arranged by the Communications Team. Audio available for one week following broadcast.
Wednesday 18th February
Weight management (BBC Radio Gloucestershire)
Breakfast show. Focus more on their FOI figures but included excellent interview with Psychologist Gail Bohin
'Medics are fobbing us off over our son's low weight' (Citizen) p2&3
Negative patient experience, with comment from Trust spokesman as issued by the Communications Team
see also online reaction to the story p11 & editorial comment p10
see also: Parents desperate for help with toddler who won't eat (Echo) p2
Two year old who eats nothing but biscuits weighs the same as a three month old baby and his mother blames his doctors for not fixing his diet (Daily Mail)
see also: Two year old's biscuit obsession puzzles medics (Western Daily Press)
Thursday 19th February
Of interest: Women using Hope House reassured that anti-abortion protest will not affect their treatment (Citizen)
The GCS provides reassurance over anti-abortion campaigners at the site of the specialist services that are provided by GCS but are located on our Gloucestershire Royal Hospital site. Features a photograph of our Hospital entrance.
Mum hopes talk will find solution for tot (Citizen) p3
Short follow up article. Hard copy only available from the Communications Team for one week following publication.
see also: Mum's hope for son after diet is shown by story (Echo) p5
Bigger version of above adding that the couple were disappointed that our doctors did not agree to tube feed the child during a recent stay in our hospitals. Hard copy only available from the Communications Team for one week following publication.
Parents need more NHS reassurance (Echo letters) p10
See also: What tests were done for this boy (Echo letters) p10
Letters from readers criticising our support for this and another child. Hard copy only available from the Communications Team for one week following publication.
Friday 20th February
Nearly a quarter of children in Gloucestershire are starting school overweight (Citizen) p28
Article focuses on PHE figures and a Ch4 programme Junk Foods however ends with the statement: According to Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust if current obesity trends continue the number of obese adults in Gloucestershire will increase to 40 per cent over the next 20 years – which will put considerable strain on health and social care services.
NHS Praised for Reservist support (Citizen & Echo) p28
Positive news item, our organisation received an award for our support of reservist staff members. With quote from HR's Mike Seeley.
Tweets of the week
HUGE thank you to everyone in A&E and radiology who looked after my Mum's broken wrist this afternoon. We couldn't have asked for better care.smile emoticon
Our Specialist Weight Management Service has been under the spotlight this week, being featured on BBC Radio Gloucestershire's breakfast show this morning and on Radio 4's Inside Health programme last night. Listen again to Inside Health here: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b052j57z
To find out more about the service, which offers a range of support focused on the individual patient, look at our website: http://bit.ly/1Blb5R8
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Excellent A and E
I want to thank all the staff for their skill and understanding yesterday afternoon (14 feb) after I fractured my wrist. i was seen promptly and met with understanding as I have severe ME and so need a trolley as I cannot sit up in a wheelchair without relapsing badly for months. You hear these awful stories of A and E but mine was very good indeed. A nurse even made my friend a coffee. I had expected we might be there for hours so was pleasantly surprised amd I was home in time for my evening carer,s call. Very many thanks to all concerned