November 2016 Week 3

Saturday 12th November

Patients may need to learn DIY healthcare to save Gloucestershire's NHS  (Gloucestershire Live)

What are the symptoms of Norovirus and how to prevent it spreading (Gloucestershire Live)

Sunday 13th November

The unprecedented 1,000th little miracle of the year at Gloucester birth unit (Gloucestershire Live)

Monday 14th November

Norovirus closes wards (Gloucestershire Live)

Norovirus closes wards (BBC Radio Gloucestershire)

Tuesday 15th November

Patients facing three hour delay at Gloucestershire Hospitals after Norovirus outbreak (Gloucestershire Live) 

How are you feeling? All you need to know about Norovirus, the winter vomiting bug (Gloucestershire Live) 

Wednesday 16th November

Politicians clash over NHS funding as Gloucestershire Hospitals plunge into red (Gloucestershire Live)

Thursday 17th November

Appeal for advent calendar donations as Christmas treat for children in hospital (Stroud News and Journal)

Friday 18th November

I just want answers says Gloucestershire man whos suffered years of crippling stomach pain (Gloucestershire Live)

Patients suffering lung disease to be offered exercise and education to manager the condition (Gloucestershire Live) 


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Charlene Wills reviewed Gloucestershire Royal Hospital — 5 star
6 hrs ·  

The team in the children's ward were absolutely fantastic when it came to my daughter, cannot thank them enough.


Rich Mackie reviewed Cheltenham General Hospital — 5 star
3 hrs ·  

Really friendly people made my visit very easy, thanks to the op team and the nurses on kamerton for the excellent after care


Julie Whybrow reviewed Cheltenham General Hospital — 5 star

I would just like to say how speedy we were seen tonight at A & E. 
The staff were polite and friendly and very professional.
Thank you.

I have recently been an in patient in Orthopaedic admission suite and Alstone ward. They were caring and professional, I can't thank them enough for looking after me. The theatre staff were also excellent. Ann Newman.

FRI 6:36PM

I have recently been admitted to Orthopaedic admission suite and Alstone ward. I would like to say thank you to all of the staff, they all work hard to provide a caring and professional service. A five star service.

So caring and efficient and just can't thank people enough for the attentiveness

Jill Garland reviewed Gloucestershire Royal Hospital — 5 star
19 hrs ·  

What an absolute farce the Gloucestershire NHS is . On Friday 11th November I spent over 3 hrs trying to get appointments for Saturday and Sunday for my daughter Lucy to have her wound pack changed. It's an open wound, and has to be dealt with daily to prevent infection. Our practice nurse sent a referral to the access centre & district nurses and said they would phone me direct with a time but no one bothered to phone. So by 4.40pm, I worried and decided to contact them myself. They had received the referral . It took over 2.5hrs to find out the access centre have no nurses this weekend so thought it was pointless phoning to inform me 👊😡, and then I find out that district nurses won't go near Lucy as she is under 18yrs old!! So I call 111 for them to do exactly the same as I had done 3hrs before!! This took them 2 hrs 👊😡👊. They then suggest a & e but it could be up to a 4 hour wait. No mate, I've explained she can't sit that long, struggles to walk,,,, could I not just get an out of hours appointment instead? I am then informed that the pack should be ok until her Monday appointment at 5.30pm. My head is now exploding with 💥 fireworks,,,, daily change to reduce infection can now be dragged out for over 79 hrs!! 👊👊👊👊👊 As a last resort, I telephone the Day Surgery where Lu had her operation last weekend, explained the situation, and the staff nurse is gobsmacked and disgusted. " Mrs Garland, bring Lucy into us tomorrow morning & Sunday and we will sort her out as she cannot wait that long" Wow,, they were fantastic last week and once again have come to my daughters aid to make sure she is ok . A big tin of chocolates bought tonight to take in for them tomorrow to say Thanku 👌👌I've given 5/5 score for the excellent care the Day Surgery gave my daughter whilst in hospital last weekend for her operation and for the service they have given Lucy this weekend , whilst the NHS rejected us. Nicola & Lucy, along with the rest of the staff have been fantastic. Thanku ladies very very much x 👌

Every single person who dealt with my 91-year-old mother - nurses, doctors, auxiliaries, and especially the paramedics/ambulance guys, have been SO lovely - kind, incredibly thorough, extremely attentive and unfailingly patient. NOTHING gets past them and their attention to detail is incredible. 6*



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