March 2016 Week 4

Saturday 19th March

Mum gives birth on car park floor with 40 hospital staff (Western Daily Press)

As per story last week.

Sunday 20th March


Monday 21st March

Death of young boy who had swine flu is investigated (Citizen) 

Article looks at the death of a young boy in Corby and mentions our appeal earlier this year for visitors with flu symptoms to keep away.

See also: Beware of flu symptoms (Echo) 

Tuesday 22nd March 

Bid launched to open new health-focused university in Gloucester to train doctors and nurses (Citizen) 

Article follows a joint announcement (Uni of Glos, our hospitals and MP Richard Graham) to submit a bid in October for a new college to be based at GRH.


Wednesday 23rd March

The university inventors building world-changing businesses (Telegraph) 

Looks at a futuristic headset developed with the support of our research team.

Of interest: North Tees delays phase 2 of TrakCare EPR (Digital Health)


Thursday 24th March

We are looking for extraordinary people (Easy Recruitment Magazine) 

Article regarding our approach to supporting reservists as provided by our Communications Team

Friday 25th March

Strike will not close casualties (Citizen) p12

news item regarding the junior doctors' planned strike action with quote from a Trust spokesman as issues by the Communications Team.

see also: Hospitals plan for walkouts (Echo) p13

Of interest: Doctors' strike is to oppose 'dangerous contracts' (Echo) p11

Dr Charlotte Walker gives her views on the action.

Grateful CGH patient thanks staff with a picture (Echo) p45

Positive patient experience article with photo of our staff and patients



Our A&Es at Gloucester & Cheltenham r busy tonight. Find alternative health services: Pls RT

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Thanks to @AlexChalkChelt and service user Anna for visiting us on Friday to meet midwives at our Aveta Birth centre

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@gloshospitals staff turned fast & furious in the Forest last Sunday for the @FoDHalf! For the full story visit:



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Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Do you have any toys or children’s books that you can donate to help raise money for our hospital?

The Friends of Gloucestershire Royal Hospital are currently organising their second fundraising fete which will be held outside the Atrium (main entrance) at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on Saturday 2nd July and are looking for donations that they can sell on a toy store at the event.

Liz Hughes is helping to organise the event:

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