June Week 1

Saturday 30th May

Hospital treatment was excellent and staff professional (Echo letters) p10

Near full page diary-style letter regarding one patient's positive experience of a total knee replacement at CGH. The former patient says of the staff on Alstone Ward "The staff were fantastic, a great bunch of people! from the young nurses to he staff sister and all the carers". The letter is concluded with the following: My experiences obtained at Cheltenham NHS hospital have been fantastic, my very best and kindest regards to all staff at this hospital, in particular the staff on Alstone Ward. Mr H. Gosal treated me with a great deal of understanding and a great deal of professionalism..."

Sunday 31st May


Monday 1st June

Doctor backs Tewkesbury dad's bid to be rehoused over claims mould is making his baby ill (Echo) 

CGH Housekeeping Assistant Damian Wisniewski  has a letter from a consultant dermatologist which supports his desire for be re-homed because the mould is affecting his son's eczema.

The letter, signed by Dr W Porter, from Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, reads: "This baby has quite severe eczema and needs appropriate housing.

"A house that is contaminated by smoke or mould is not ideal and I will support this family's claim for alternative accommodation."

Free wifi keeps patients in loop at key county hospitals (Echo/Citizen) p38

Article follows press release issued by our Communications Team regarding Smartcare and free wifi, to be made available to patients from September at GHR and CGH.


Tuesday 2nd June

Mum warns parents of rare form of meningitis... (Citizen) p1

A young boy died at GRH in February - his mum raises awareness

NHS staff sickess (BBC Radio Gloucestershire)

Mark Cummings show focuses on staff sickness figs at our hospitals - £6.5m per annum. Our Director of HR & OD Dave Smith is interviewed.

Wednesday 3rd June

Carers Week highlights the plight of dementia patients (Echo & Citizen) p24

positive, near full page, article highlighting our support of the John's campaign following a press release issued by our Communications Team. With a quote from our Head of Patient experience Heather Beer.

NHS Trust sees satisfaction rise (Echo & Citizen) p17

Our Friends and family test scores have improved - short, positive news item highlights this good news and a comment is included from a Trust spokesman.

After 70 years of marriage... (Citizen)

The family of a devoted couple who died within weeks of each other thank thank staff at wards 8a and 9a at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Thursday 4th June

Mindfulness on the NHS (High50)

The online article mentions that we use this technique to treat pain and links to our web pages.

Starting with health (Gloucestershire Echo) p11

MP Alex Chalk mentions a speech he made on Tuesday regarding his commitment to fight for a first class hospital in Cheltenham in a health debate.


Friday 5th June


Tweets of the week

GHNHSFT staff! We now have a LinkedIn page. Please do take a look, follow if you like and share our news with friends linkd.in/1Bu8jo9

"Very friendly and caring". The parent of a 5 year old patient at Gloucester Hospital describing the ReadWell Storyteller. @gloshospitals

In #volunteersweek we'd like to thank the fantastic hospital volunteers at both our hospitals.bit.ly/1FP2rdf pic.twitter.com/2uoifnZKuL

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@fluffyheadorca @ninjawarrioruk @Sazzletrigg @gloshospitals Thanks to great team of Doctors, left no stone unturned before giving all clear!

In GRH Day Surgery @gloshospitals - brilliant care for my loved one from start to end.