March 2017 Week 2

Saturday 4th March


Sunday 5th March


Monday 6th March


Tuesday 7th March

Stroud mum-of-three appointed NED at 2gether (Gazette)

Wednesday 8th March


Thursday 9th March

1,000 Thank Yous from organ recipients to donors (ITV Westcountry)

1,000 Thank Yous (BBC Radio Gloucestershire am)

1,000 Thank Yous (BBC Points West)

1,000 Thank Yous (BBC Radio Gloucestershire pm)

1,000 reasons why everyone needs to be an organ donor (Gloucestershire Live)

Friday 10th March



Spent two nights in the day ward, staff have a hard job but always have smile. Great people. Thanks

After calling 111 early hours of Friday morning they dispatched a paramedic out to me. The paramedic was a lovely guy who made me feel at ease before taking me off to a&e. Once at a&e I was quickly offered a chair by a porter (although the pain in my stomach meant I was more comfortable standing). The nurse that then started dealing with me (Alex Ribeiro, I think) was absolutely lovely. Admittedly it took a while for them to get me into a bed, and there were people on beds in the corridor, but it was busy, and all the staff were still maintaining a calm professional manner. Once in a bed so that they could take blood and put me on a drip for pain relief I was offered a blanket. As a needlephobe, the thought of having to have blood taken was not pleasant, but again the nurse was great, and actually got the needle in first time (which is rare) with minimal pain. The rest of the night involved quite a bit of waiting for the blood test results and then to see the doctor. But again the doctor was lovely, and has prescribed me stuff for my stomach that should help and explained what had likely caused the pain and how to avoid it again. In all not a bad experience. I have certainly had worse experiences here but on this occasion they were pretty great.

A massive thank you to paramedics, A and E staff and all the doctors, nurses and support staff on Prescott Ward. You really are angels. You made the final hours of our dad's life as comfortable and dignified as possible. Each and every one of you deserves a medal. With best wishes from the family of Frederick Knight.

I had an x-ray and arrived really early but was still seen early and made feel really at ease

Was here with my partner for day surgery, everything went on time & we were only there for about 3 hours

Stephen Jefferies reviewed Cheltenham General Hospital — 4 star
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Arrived early for an ultrasound, was seen early and out before my allotted appointment. Quick and easy.

Richard Rimes
Richard Rimes You want to stop people smoking right outside the entrance to start with! It's horrible breathing in the second hand smoke on your way in.
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I recently had a 9 day stay on 3b ward C and I cannot speak highly enough of the staff that looked after me. Such a great team and so very kind. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart x

everyone was and is so caring. thank you x

All the staff on. Oncology have been so good+helpful can't thank enough bless them

Car park horrendous !! Because I de didn't have ten pence to finish ticket I loss it !!!! So had to change note to start again , also hospital appointment running late by 1 hr so only just made end of ticket thank god

What a delightful team in the angiogram unit in the Hartpury Suite. Very caring, open to questions and answers plus a bit of humour.



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