March Week 2

Saturday 7th March

Hospital forced to recruit 200 Filipino nurses to plug severe staffing shortages as experts warn 20,000 NHS posts are vacant (Daily Mail)

Article follows an inaccurate local coverage following a HCOSC meeting earlier in the week.

Trial halted of nurse accused of stealing drugs when she breaks down in tears (Echo)

Ongoing coverage of the trial

NHS aims to cut pressure ulcers (Echo & Citizen) p28

Safety article directly lifted from our internal magazine Outline. Hard copy only available from the Communications Team for one week following publication.

Get patched at hospital (Citizen) p10

readers letter suggesting that the hospitals offer our patients nicotine patches. Hard copy only available from the Communications Team for one week following publication.

Of interest: Patient transport firm fails to get to appointments (Echo) p19

Article details a reprt debated at Shire Hall regarding Arriva missing its targets. Hard copy only available from the Communications Team for one week following publication.

Sunday 8th March


Monday 9th March

Cheltenham Nurse Natashia Penhale tells jury painkilling drugs were for her patients and not for her (Echo) 

Ongoing coverage of the trial

See also hard copy: Theft trial of nurse stopeed after she broke down in tears (Echo) p2

Hard copy only available from the Communications Team for one week following publication.

Other hospitals do stop smokers (Citizen) p10

Reader writes about the excellent care her husband experienced at CGH and said she did not see anyone smoking outside this hospital as opposed to GRH. She questions, if CGH can do it, why can't GRH? Hard copy only available from the Communications Team for one week following publication.

Tuesday 10th March

Visiting restrictions still in place on two wards (Echo & Citizen) p20

Information has been lifted off the website.

Wednesday 11th March

I was doing right by patients, says accused nurse (Echo) p14

Latest update of the court case

Speak up against downgrading of CGH (Echo) p10

Letter from REACH chairman Michael Ratcliffe encouraging readers to lobby local councillors

Thursday 12th March

Midwife may get award for bereavement care (Echo & Citizen) p25

Article covers a group who has funded two bereavement suites at our hospitals

Friday 13th March

Nurse denies stealing hospital drugs (Echo) p19

Latest update of the court case

GCS pharmacy contract (BBC Radio Gloucestershire)

Discussion regarding contract changes regarding the delivery of pharmacy services for community hospitals.

Tweets of the week

@gloshospitals Fab care on Saturday for my 6 yr old @ Chelt ED...despite being very busy the staff were wonderful!

The Lifelong Learning Team @gloshospitals celebrate winning Employer of the Year Award #swapprentices #NAW2015

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Well done, deserved recognition to the commitment and dedication of @gloshospitals apprentices Katie, Sky and Mandy all highly commended.

Big thanks to NCS Group, Heroes of Hamlin @Gloscol for fundraising & buying 2 iPads and cases for kids @gloshospitals

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Thanks to @gloshospitals for supporting my through my tt tests today for my #pots @UKPoTS. Fantastic hospital.


We're looking for an IT service desk apprentice - great opportunity: #NAW2015 #swapprentices



I have been up to this hospital For three times this week to a and e as my boyfriend had infection every time. We come up we always got a different answer and always different tables. One answer was infection Some where second answer was stomach bug. 3rd time. Was inflammation We also went to out of hours gp up their and she told him he had back ace so then I knew he did not have back ace I took him back around to a and e and then they told us it was inflammation and we wait for a very long time on all three times and this is still going on I would never come back to this dam a and e ever again I will take him to Bristol I think U people are very bad I NEVER EVER GO TO THIS HOSPITAL OR A AND E UNLESS U WANT TO BE MESS AROUND
I wish to thank all the staff of a/email whom helped me yesterday god bless you all with hugs xoxo

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Website feedback

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 

Trevor Davis 

Please pass on to your staff on Acute ward "A" our heart felt thanks for the way they looked after us and my wife Christine Davis who passed away last Friday 6th March you should be very proud to have such caring and dedicated staff working at your hospital As I called them Angels without wings Once again thankyou Trevor Davis Debbie Hughes Richard Davis 45 Bryerland Road Witcombe Gloucester GL3 4TA




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