May Week 4
Saturday 23rd May
Mother searching for answers over baby's death - (Echo, Citizen) to note: although mother is detailed as having brought baby to GRH, this was in fact to out of hours doctors (GCS), not to ED, therefore comment provided by Gloucestershire Care Services
Sunday 24th May
Monday 25th May
Patients wait more than 2 hours at emergency departments - (Echo, Citizen) article lifted from data from our our ED Live Waits page.
Tuesday 26th May
Support for head & neck cancer patients - (Echo, Citizen) focus on recent event at Kingsholm Stadium organised by our Trust. generated from press release by Macmillan with input from our Communications team
Of interest: Passengers left stranded by Stagecoach - (Echo, Citizen) features receptionist from our Emergency Department
Wednesday 27th May
Tweets of the week
Thank you sent from Stroud OOHs over the bank holiday weekend with possible blood clot behind eye in terrific pain. Seen immediately. Treated with respect, care & great kindness by all staff, triage nurses, doctors & receptionists. Looked after my every need, kept me in overnight, blood tests, pain control & reassurance. In the end felt tremendous guilt when turned out to be a 3 day debilitating migraine & felt I'd taken a bed that could have gone to someone else - not at all ! They reassured me again I had done the right thing. What a superb NHS service. What lovely people who showed a great duty of care. Thank you.
Was admitted to A&E via ambulance Sunday night. I was very well looked after and tests run quietly and efficiently. It was something like a 5 hour wait before being seen by a Doctor but, given the fact that it was very busy, I don't feel that was unreasonable. I know if I had needed urgent attention I would have got it, I certainly felt in safe hands. Thank you for your attention.
ED & AEC
Good morning. Unfortunately I had to spend a few hours at ED and AEC last Tuesday 26/05/2015. I developed a chest pain and ended up at ED. The nurse was with me just on admission and the doctor three minutes later. I was explained everything what's going to happen. I was reassured and the staff member was always around me. I had to wait a 6 hours to repeat my blood test so I was moved to AEC. Another surprise. Very calm atmosphere. Nurse and sister always around. Chest pain is not vey comfortable situation but the staff of ED and AEC made it easier to go through. Would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Kate and Kim from ED and Lou and Leeann from AEC. I wish you all the best in your hard work