March 2016 Week 2

Saturday 5th March

Investigation into waiting times at A&E (Echo) p6

News item following announcement last week

Hospitals watchdog investigates over failure in Gloucestershire A&E waiting times (Tewkesbury admag)

as before

Sunday 6th March


Monday 7th March

Leap year babies (Citizen) p24

Picture-led article - full page

Tuesday 8th March 

Bitter dispute goes on for angry junior doctors (Echo & Citizen) p22

Health and wellbeing pages, with quote from Trust spokesman as issued by the Communications Team

NHS Gloucestershire have 'robust' plans in place... (Wilts & Glos Std)

as before

24-hour culture 'leads to rise in A&E demands' (Citizen) p12&13

Interview with Dr Tom Llewellyn in support of the CCG's ASAP campaign

See also: What to do if you have a skin rash...

Brave Miles earns the star treatment... (Evesham Journal) 

Young patient at GRH wins an award

Wednesday 9th March

Flu rates spike across Gloucestershire... (Echo) 

News item regarding flu in the county, with comment from a Trust spokesman, as provided by The Communications Team.

Worried doctors in 48 hour strike over new contract (Echo & Citizen) p15

Article uses an extract from a provided comment regarding our business continuity

Stroud campaigners to join protest in solidarity... (Stroud News & Journal) p5

as above

A&E doctor tells of incident... (Daily Mail)

Interview with Dr Tom Llewellyn in support of the CCG's ASAP campaign

Threat of action if targets are not met (Stroud News & Journal) p5

Article regarding Monitor announcement

Thursday 10th March

Flu outbreak proving hard to shrug off (Echo) p9

See item online on Wednesday - positive as it conveys messages requesting people with flu-like symptoms refrain from visitng

see also: Hospitals' alert over increase in flu cases (Citizen) p3

As above

Jenny celebrates 60 years on the wards (Echo) p6

A 76 year old nurse who has worked in hospitals across the county, including CGH, celebrates 60 years of nuring

See also: Picture perfect (Citizen) p2

Jenny and colleagues pose in a large photo

Doctors hit picket line in strike action (Echo) p2&4

Half page news article with junior doctors outside CGH

See also: Doctors strike for another two days (Citizen) p2&3

Large double page article eith large photo taken outside GRH

Friday 11th March

Medics 'willing to talk' to end dispute (Citizen) p3

Article and image regarding Junior Doctors protest outside our hospitals

Striking medics 'let down by health minister (Echo) p3

As before


Art participation workshop in Oncology with @LeverArts and students from @uniofglos #embraceart

Media preview

It’s #NoSmokingDay – the day you start to stop smoking:

Awards 2016 - Patient Choice via @YouTube


Well done Gloucestershire best ever food I have had in hospital and I have been in a few. Cheltenham is a brilliant hospital with totally dedicated staff.