Monday 11th January
Junior Doctors get ready to support strike action (Echo) p5
Article quotes a junior doctor from CGH and speculates over the number of junior doctors likely to go on strike tomorrow.
see also: Doctors striking with heavy heart (Echo editorial) p10
Pro- junior doctor's comment.
Doctors picket hospital on day of strike action (Citizen) p2
Double page spread focussed on GRH
Cold weather advice issued by the NHS (Citizen) p5
Short news item advising getting the flu jab and drinking hot drinks
A&E departments in Gloucestershire miss four hour waiting times targets (Citizen)
As above, in advance of the HOSC meeting on Tuesday 12th.
Air ambulance charity attends 86 life-saving incidents... (Bath Chronicle)
Talks about landing at our hospitals amongst others.
Tuesday 12th January
'Please consider alternatives to A&E during doctors' strike' (Echo) p22
Article quotes Jeremy Hunt and a Trust spokesman regarding the strikes.
Get quicker help other than at A&E (Citizen) p18
Short news item with photo of Dr Tom Llewellyn encouraging people in the county to use ASAP or dial 111 if needing non-urgent treatment rather than to go to A&E. Taken from a short video and promoted by our Communications Team.
Cooperation to relieve queue at A&E as wait targets missed (Citizen) p15
Article focusses on actions being taken across the county following a joint-NHS press release.
Big Interview: Care and hope to help the healing (Citizen) p12-13
Positive double page feature with interviews and photos featuring our Chaplaincy team as arranged by our Communications Team.
Hospitals prepare for junior docs' walkout (Citizen) p3
Photo and interview re-run of Junior Dr Craig Milller from CGH.
Junior doctors on strike in Gloucestershire (Stroud Life)
As above with photo taken at GRH
Wednesday 13th January
Junior doctors strike in row on contract changes (Echo) p2 & 4
Photos of picketers at CGH and marching along the Prom.
Thursday 14th January
Mums invited to birth unit party (Echo & Citizen) p23
Short news item with a photo regarding an event in the Birth Unit at GRH, follows press release issued by our Communications Team.
House notes (Echo) p11
MP Alex Chalk talks about mental health investment in EDs and later on babies who are tongue tied and how in the past 'the problem was usually fixed with a midwife's fingernail'. He has heard lots of stories of delays to treatment and calls for this to be improved.
Meanwhile: Issue Highlights lack of midwives (Echo) p10
Editorial discussed Alex's thoughts on tongue-tie and states 'the problem is apparently a lack of midwives in Gloucestershire. It is a symptom of a national midwife shortage and is easily fixed.' The editor calls on readers to get in touch if this had been an issue for them.
Health Chiefs issue cold weather alert for Gloucestershire (Citizen)
Article highlights a health alert and advises on tips to stay well throughout this colder weather.
Healthwatch and HCOSC (BBC Radio Gloucestershire)
Claire Feehily interviewed on the Drivetime programme (49mins in) following this week’s HCOSC
Friday 15th January
62 day cancer target (BBC Radio Gloucestershire)
Charlie Chan talked through the subject on the Breakfast Show (from 8.07am)
'Unacceptable' stories from leaving hospitals (Citizen) p13
Healthwatch Gloucestershire criticises the lack of care in the community for patients following discharge from our hospitals and concerns regarding transportation - it also call for inmproved communications between our hospitals and partner providers during discharge. Features a quote from our Chief Executive.