March Week 1

Saturday 28th February

Smoking outside hospital buildings in the county 'remains a problem' (Citizen) p14

Patient's complain about smokers on site. With quote from Dr Sally Pearson. Hard copy features photo of smokers outside the Tower Block at GRH. Negative comment from readers.

See also: Patients ignore signs to stub out cigarettes (Echo) p15

Sunday 1st March

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Monday 2nd March

A&E staff leave tears and drama at the door... (Citizen) p4&5

Full double page positive feature with staff from A&E and a promotional message regarding heath options for members of the public. Editior Jenny Eastwood comments: "Working in Accident and Emergency is one of the most stressful jobs in the NHS. We are eternally grateful to those dedicated people who work selflessly every day to patch us all back together again."

Maternity web (Echo & Citizen) p38

Short news item highlighting the newly updated maternity pages on our website. Hard copy only available from the Communications Team for one week following publication.

Midwife Dee retires after 40 years in the job (Citizen) p41

Article lifted directly from our staff magazine Outline, with quote from Matron Julia Preston. Hard copy only available from the Communications Team for one week following publication.

Hospital panoramic photograph providing distraction and enjoyment (BHH)

Covers the full size art installation at GRH

Tuesday 3rd March

Has donor been of help to you? (Citizen) p7

Short appeal by our OD committee asking people who have been involved in Organ donation to come out and talk about it.  Hard copy only, available from the Communications Team for one week following publication.

We don't make a drama out of treating patients in Gloucestershire's A&E Departments (Echo) p18- 19

Positive double page feature (see previous day) as arranged by the Communications Department

Gloucestershire's A&E services haven't hit NHS waiting time targets once so for in 2015 (Echo) 

Follows the release of perfomance figures in a GCCG report

Cheltenham nurse denies forging prescriptions for painkilling drugs (Echo) 

coverage of the start of a fraud court case 

Update on M5 crash: Birmingham man suffers leg and chest injuries and big delays for motorists (Echo)

With quote from a Trust spokesman reassuring patients with outpatient appointments who had been affected by the conjestion that we will do our best to see every patient even if they are late.

Lib Dem candidate Jeremy Hilton thanks shoppers who helped his mother after fall in Gloucester (Citizen)

At the end of the article he says: "My mother was then taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital where she received excellent treatment before being allowed to go home on the same day with no untoward and lasting damage.”

Wednesday 4th March

see also: Cheltenham nurse 'took advantage of working in a hospital to obtain drugs for herself, court is told (Echo) p2

As above

A&E waits longer than 4 hour target nearly every day (Echo) p8

Follows the HCOSC meeting on Tuesday and County Councillor's who praised our hospitals for the work already undertaken but expressed disappointment that targets have not been hit.

Of interest: Plans revealed to put hospital pharmacies out to tender (Stroud News and Journal)

Focuses on Care Services

Thursday 5th March

Cancelled operations (BBC Radio Gloucestershire)

Negative news story more than 400 elective operations cancelled during the major incidents. Features a patient affected by the cancellations. journalist Chris Sandys spoke about haw hard it has been to get the figures. Main feature from 07.08am - 07.12am.

see also: BBC online

Hospital medics deny signing rare painkiller prescriptions (Echo) p4

Update of the Fraud case focussing on doctors from our hospitals who have given evidence.

Major challenges as A&E struggles to hit its targets (Citizen) p2

Follows the HCOSC meeting on Tuesday and County Councillor's who praised our hospitals for the work already undertaken but expressed disappointment that targets have not been hit (as per previous day)

Hospital crisis led to 436 cancelled operations in Gloucestershire in early 2015 (Citizen)

Summary of the BBC story.

Friday 6th March

NHS recruits 200 Filipino nurses for county's hospitals (Citizen) p9

News taken from the HCOSC meeting on Tuesday following a discussion on seven day services and staffing shortages. Half page article with photograph and quote of our Chief Executive. Also features a line to encourage interested nurses to email us for more information.

(See also) Filipino nurses recruited to ease shortage in hospitals (Echo) p4

As above

Weight loss patients praise team (Citizen) p21

Our specialist weight management team is praised in a short news item with photo of dietitian Janet Passey. Hard copy only available from the Communications Team for one week following publication.

Nurse on trial for allegedly forging prescriptions 'burst into tears' when confronted by colleague (Echo) p19

Ongoing coverage of the trial.

Tweets of the week

Need medical help? Compare waits at minor injuries units, check opening hours & facilities: bit.ly/UiK8SF pic.twitter.com/jsrbiZNCwY

A&E is for emergencies only. Feeling unwell this eve? Call NHS 111 or visit choosewellglos.nhs.uk #choosewell pic.twitter.com/KAm5ekmiWH

lovely security @gloshospitals escorting me and my bags of dissertation to the car

 

Thanks for leaving my family in pain for best part of three hours, without checking on pain relief once @gloshospitals #incompetantcare

@gloshospitals Why is there a 7 week wait for an appointment to have my hearing aid repaired? My appointment is on 17th April at GRH.

Gloucester Hospital panoramic photograph providing enjoyment and distraction buildingbetterhealthcare.co.uk/news/article_p… @GlosCitizen

 

Facebook

commenting on the shared article on our ED team:

Sally Byett Always been brilliant when ever we have had to attend Gloustershire Royal 

Emma Seward Dovey commented on a link Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust shared.

March 4 at 5:59am

We had to take my son to A&E early on Monday morning, fantastic service, seen, Xrayed, reviewed and discharged in 45min and everyone we met was lovely, thank you all.

Access tower erected at Cheltenham general Hospital for @_CentralRoofing @CGScaffolding pic.twitter.com/7tEZIHzJOx

Story image

 

Hospital crisis hit 900 operations in Gloucester bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan…

@SaveTheNHS I am in #Gloucester royal hospital,(Fracture unit) staff are great, the best, Every member. NHS are 4 keeps best care ever

Tory mp Richard Graham(beer Champion) Gloucester still very quiet about Glos hospital missing targets why


NHS Choices

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Website feedback

Peter Baldwin 

Breakfast 

This may seem insignificant to you but quite a few of us enjoy corn f flakes for breakfast and after complaining when they didnothave any for 3 days running we have still had another two mornings with no corn flakes. Is it not time that management did the job they are paid for and looked after the patients interacts. This comes down to laziness and a I don't care at itude which seems to be rife through this ward at least 

Laura Adlam 

Hello, I just wanted to say thank you to the staff on Prescott ward at CGH. I do not like staying in hospital but the nurses especially made my short stay much easier. I think good service should be recognised :). Thank you, Laura

 

 

 

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