July Week 3
Saturday 11th July
Sunday 12th July
Monday 13th July
Tuesday 14th July
Wednesday 15th July
Hospitals open door to curious (Echo & Citizen) p20
Following press release issued by the Communications Team, the papers flag up our AGM.
Art will brighten up wards (Citizen) p13
Short news item with image flagging up our ArtWorks project.
Thursday 16th July
Calls made to open CGH's A&E Department 24 hour (Citizen)
Article follows the recent HOSC meeting. News item wrongly states that our EDs are closed overnight.
Hospital food waste (BBC Radio Gloucestershire)
Presented Anna King discusses a national story about food wasted in hospitals and listeners called in to talk about their experiences of food in our hospitals including meals that were too large.
Friday 17th July
No 24 hour A&E is putting people's lives in danger (Echo) p10
One of several printed letters/ emails from readers in reaction to the news item (see previous day) regarding A&E.
AGM with a difference (BBC Radio Gloucestershire)
Positive coverage following our AGM in the news bulletin and as a feature in the Mark Cummings Breakfast Show with interviews with our attendees, hearing services and women's services' Dawn Morall. Available for 29 days following broadcast.
Hospital food waste ctd... (BBC Radio Gloucestershire)
The Anna King Show follows up on the show yesterday just after 10am, speaks to callers about getting too much food - highlighted the quality of the food. Hospital Porter 'Paul' called in and said a quarter of the food thrown away is because they get moved around the hospital. The producer relayed info we provided about some of the work going on at our hospitals and flagged up an interview with our catering team next week.
Tweets of the week
We have won a gold award in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2015!
Our Risk Manager Gary Monaghan and his colleague Mary Barnes were there to pick up the award yesterday (July 15th) at a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre
David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “The RoSPA Awards encourage improvement in occupational health and safety management. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and saf...
We have been highlighted for our commitment to supporting members of the Reserve Forces! Watch the video here:
In partnership with colleagues from the Ministry of Defence we have created an 'Introduction to the Reserve Forces' video. Reservists from the NHS and an NHS...
I have been on ward 2A at Gloucester Royal Hospital twice in the past two weeks and would like to say a big thank you for the support and caring nature given from the Doctors, nurses and HCA's who were involved with my care. I would also like to thank the anaesthetist and recovery nurses who were attentive to me and made me feel at ease. Thank you all.
NHS Choices feedback
Anonymous gave Accident and emergency services at Cheltenham General Hospital a rating of 5 stars
I've just got home from having to attend CGH A&E Dept.
I would like to express my thanks to all staff who treated me. As always very professional, friendly and polite.
Also my thanks to the Nurse who gave me a cup of water, very kind and thoughtful.
Visited in July 2015. Posted on 14 July 2015
jackienles gave Gloucestershire Royal Hospital a rating of 5 stars
my mother was taken to hospital suffering with very bad infection she was 94 admitted to ward 4B she was in there for 12 days sadly she never got over it ,she passed away.we can't praise the staff enough we would like to thank all the staff for all the support many ,many thanks Jackie and Les
Visited in June 2015. Posted on 02 July 2015
lyn gave Accident and emergency services at Cheltenham General Hospital a rating of 5 stars
I brought my elderly Mum into the Out of Hours Department after she had been complaining of feeling unwell for a week although she had seen her own Doctor who did say her temperature was slightly raised and probably was a viral infection.. I drove 130 miles on a Saturday on the spur of the moment to take her as she was still insistent she didn't feel well all the time. The Doctor we saw was absolutely fantastic and so caring. I am sorry I cannot remember their name but they were so kind to my Mum and did blood and urine tests as well as taking her blood pressure, listening to her chest etc. They then very kindy phoned me with the results to put my mind at ease and reiterated that she had a mild infection for which she was treated with anti biotics. This put her mind at rest too as she had been given a full MOT. Great Doctor, a credit to Cheltenham General.
Visited in May 2015. Posted on 16 July 2015
Anonymous gave Accident and emergency services at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital a rating of 5 stars
Pharmacy information for A & E
Please could you let staff know how kind, helpful, efficient and knowledgeable we found them. They made a worrying, stressful experience so much easier to bear by their calm, reassuring and sympathetic approach. The treatment prescribed also helped enormously.
Visited in June 2015. Posted on 13 July 2015