January Week 4

Saturday 24th

Police launch murder inquiry after fatal machete attack (The Guardian)

Mentions a 22 year old has been taken to GRH with serious injuries

Sunday 25th

Anger as hearing aids are rationed by the NHS: Hard of hearing patients given only one device to be worn on left OR right ear (Daily Mail)

Article claims patients are being offered only one hearing device rather than two. We provided a comment, however this was not used. We are mentioned in the article ‘Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said its clinical commissioning group – the body that pays most of its bills – had told them only one in four patients would need two aids.’ 

NHS begins rationing hearing aids (Gulf News)

(as above)

Monday 26th

Man charged over Gloucester machete killing (Guardian)

One of several national and local articles regarding a murder and the treatment of an injured patient at GRH

Truly grateful for great NHS staff (Citizen) p10

Patient praises our A&E, surgeon, nurses and doctors and Ward 3B staff

Tuesday 27th


Wednesday 28th

Claire and Pals taking the plunge to honour mum (Citizen) p13

Our GRH Theatre Nurse Claire Mustoe and colleagues are photographed in scrubs as they prepare to absei; for charity.


Care and skill in my treatment (Citizen) p10

Readers letter sharing positive patient experience at GRH A&E and Ward 5B. Said: "Let me say thank you to all of you, may you continue to give such kind, caring, excellent and professional service. I hope you all have a good new year and a happy, successful future".

Thursday 29th



Friday 30th



Tweets of the week



So I have a letter today from Cheltenham hospital telling me I have a mammogram on wed sorry but I need a bit more notice then 24 hours

5:47pm · 26 Jan 2015 · Echofon 

Mother Goose


@gloshospitals big shout to the amazing team on acute care unit c at CGH. Thank you so much for your wonderful care

8:46pm · 26 Jan 2015 · Twitter for iPhone




A day in the life of GRH. New artwork in atrium looks amazing, courtesy of @WillisNewson @BilfingerEuropa #onthisday pic.twitter.com/MZKINxHFk9

11:33am · 26 Jan 2015 · Twitter for iPhone

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom




there transferring wayne to Cheltenham hospital I hate driving in cheltenham

12:20pm · 26 Jan 2015 · Twitter for iPhone


Vanessa d'Esterre


NHS Winter 2014-15: Weekly #A&E #Tracker | bbc.in/18NRzzK #Cheltenham General Hospital sees 84.5% of patients within 4 hours

3:56pm · 25 Jan 2015 · Twitter for iPhone


Vanessa d'Esterre


#NHS Winter 2014-15: Weekly #A&E #Tracker | bbc.in/18NRzzK #Gloucestershire Royal Hospital sees 84.5% of patients w/in 4 hours

3:14pm · 25 Jan 2015 · Twitter for iPhone


Ella Guest


the orthodontist at gloucester hospital are shit at answering the phones!!

1:58pm · 26 Jan 2015 · Twitter for iPhone



Well... Gloucester hospital is lovely, but I'd rather be on my way home

4:18pm · 24 Jan 2015 · Twitter for iPhone





Dawn Tilt

January 23 at 9:30pm

this is the Cheltenham General Nursing group of 1978 - 1981. We are trying to see whether we can get in touch with everyone for a reunion - do you recognise anyone? https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/v/t1.0-9/10419966_10153051954459085_4042914527610743719_n.jpg?oh=30f2314d5b3959ce57970f6cc2582e6a&oe=5529D967&__gda__=1429138148_efcd0351e20b19f7e6fe780992f914b4


Nicola Smith

January 13 at 12:25pm

I'm so happy I cried I can't say thank you enough to Mr kugan and his team, I went in 2 weeks ago today for a bunion operation with a few added etc today I saw his master piece ,I'm so happy and can't thank you enought, I've never had nice feet even when I was a child. Thank you so much. Long road ahead but it's so worth it.


Martin Dyke

January 10 at 10:25pm

Thank you. Thank you Gemma(A&E Nurse) all of the nurses on ward 3A and Ash and Tom, patients on ward 3a. Thank you Makkus Hauser (dry witted consultant) Thank you.



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