February 2016 Week 3

Saturday 13th February

Gloucester and what you did not know about the City (Citizen) 

Article states: Gloucestershire Royal hospital was born from the NHS post war initiative. Originally it started from being a 149 bed infirmary on Western Road in 1914 to treat soldiers that were injured from war. Then when the NHS came in the Gloucester City hospital on Southgate Street merged with the infirmary on Great Western Road to become Gloucestershire Royal Infirmary.

Sunday 14th February


Monday 15th February

Save our NHS (Stroud News & Journal)

Pro NHS rally in Stroud in support of junior doctors.

Tuesday 16th February

Who are your care heroes at hospitals? (Citizen) p6

Following a press release issued by the Communications Team, news item on our staff awards.

see also: Nominate the best of NHS staff (Echo) p12


Wednesday 17th February

Equipment donated to hospital unit (Stroud News & Journal) p52

Short, picture-led news item following a League of Friends donation of audiology equipment donated in Stroud to our Audielogy team.

Two hour wait for patients at Cheltenham A&E this morning (Echo) 

Short news item highlighting the longest wait for patients as promoted and shared on our website.

Four hour wait at GRH (Citizen)

as above

Thursday 18th February

Gloucestershire Hospitals looking to recruit 40 new nurses (Citizen) 

Follows a press release as issued by the Communications team

Recruitment aimed at overseas workers launched... (Gloucestershire Gazette) 

As before

Recruitment drive aimed at overseas health workers... (Stroud News & Journal) 

As before

1,188 'never events' occurred in NHS hospitals include horrific surgery mistakes (Citizen)

National story with local figures included

Friday 19th February

Concerns over NHS Staffing crisis... (Citizen) p8&9

Follow up on the recruitment article with quote from Modern Matron Liz Bruce

Hunt on for 40 nurses (Echo) p6 

As above but with quote from our HR Team's Eve Russell

Plan to cut A&E wait and get patients back at home sooner (Echo & Citizen) p37

Article forcussed on waiting times in our EDs. With quote from our Trust spokesman.


Show your support for our fantastic staff by nominating them as your Patient's Choice: bit.ly/1UYjTT9 pic.twitter.com/vbaW2hCmeD

Very excited @gloshospitals Charity Abseil has been confirmed!! 21st May, limited spaces!! bit.ly/1KWq4Xl pic.twitter.com/mAw0nZyn4q

Media preview

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This short video shows how Joining Up Your Information for health and social care in Gloucestershire could help you. Take a look at Elizabeth's story: http://bit.ly/1QnFWyj

There is still time to nominate a member of staff or a team for our Patient's Choice Award. If you'd like to see them get credit for the extra care they gave you or someone you know, you can nominate them here:http://bit.ly/1UYjTT9 
If you prefer to do this on paper, you can also pick up a form from one of our PALS offices at the hospitals.