June Week 4

Saturday 20th June

Story time will de-stress NHS (Echo & Citizen) p26

Article lifted from Outline magazine regarding our Annual book challenge for staff.

Facebook reaction to the Echo's top stories: Watchdog looks at town hospital (Echo) p11

Following the article last week, the paper shows a selection of five entirely positive patient experiences.

ID check as NHS staff sign up to electronic patient records (Echo) p5

Short summary article based on an article published in the Citizen last week.

Sunday 21st June


Monday 22nd June


Tuesday 23rd June

Gloucestershire Doctor treats some of the world's poorest (Citizen) 

Double page positive feature as arranged by our communications team on Dr Elaine Smith and her charitable work.

Call the modern midwives (Echo) 

Double page spread, positive feature based on our midwives at Stroud Maternity Unit as arranged by our communications team.

Wednesday 24th June

GPs increase cancer watch (Echo & Citizen) p22

Article looks at a new GP-led approach to diagnosing cancer - mentions the CCG are working with us to develop new referral processes and robust referral routes.

Thursday 25th June

Hospitals admit major blunders (Echo & Citizen) p22

Follows an FOI request into Never Events.

A great team (Citizen) p10

Letters page, reader praises the team a Stroud Maternity Unit following the article earlier this week. Referring to her birthing experience, the reader writes: "it was so much nicer, calm and relaxed being there and they are all so helpful and lovely. Thanks to all at Stroud Maternity again."

Friday 26th June

Hospitals back campaign to allow carers overnight stay with patients (Echo & Citizen) p28

With quote from our Head of Patient experience Heather Beer - positive news item following a press release issued by our Communications Team on johnscampaign.co.uk

Should be able to trust hospitals (Citizen) p10

Letter from reader in response to the article (see above). Expresses concern about the safety of patients.

Tweets of the week