November Week 2
Saturday 7th November
Sunday 8th November
Monday 9th November
'We like to think it's a miracle' Cheltenham woman's remarkable cancer recovery (Echo)
Patient thanks Dr Reed and the oncology department at Cheltenham General Hospital among others.
Awards to recognise NHS Staff (Citizen) p18
Short news item flagging up the staff awards on Thursday this week.
'I may never play again - Hospital missed chance to catch dangerous clot' (Citizen) p1, 6
Negative patient experience interview
Talented footballer may never play again... (Mirror)
'I would be gutted if I could never...' (Western Daily Press)
Tuesday 10th November
Improvement plan put in place to shorten A&E waiting times (Citizen) p16
Short factual news artticle looking at Monitor's recent announcement regarding our ED waiting times. Quotes MP Richard Graham and uses a statement from a Trust Spokesman.
Plan launched to shorten A&E waiting times (Echo) p8
Keep the winter sniffles at bay (Echo & Citizen) p23
Health and wellbeing section focussed on coughs and colds. Mentions antibac gels at hospitals
Wednesday 13th November
Lighting up village to remember babies (Echo) p3
Near full page article regarding a young wooman whose son was treated at GRH and is now raising money for our neonal unit.
Thursday 14th November
Fantastic NHS got me mobile (Citizen) p10
Readers letter praises care at Cheltenham General hospital following a knee operation
Sex assault on disabled woman outside hospital (Citizen) p2
Short news item following a statement issued by the local police
Friday 15th November
More doctors will help reduce waiting times (Citizen & Echo) p10
A reder comments on the Monitor article earlier in the week.
Tweets of the week
Hi, this is a message that I would like to be passed on to ward 5B at GRH. I was admitted last Sunday afternoon and spent nearly a week in the care of 5B with an awful UTI and possible gallstones. I've been admitted before, but on another ward, which was nice but there were issues. However, on 5B, I met the most nicest, caring and kindest nurses and staff I could've hoped for! I'm really nervous about things like hospitals, and staying somewhere on my own. But your staff made me feel as comfortable as I could be, and were extremely helpful no matter what time of day or night it was. Words can't thank you guys enough and the time that you spent with me. Probably thinking what a pain I was, but I couldn't have been happier with the staff that I had looking after me. I'd especially like to mention Caroline and Mandy who were both head nurses on one or 2 days when I was in. These 2 ladies were fantastic. They listened to my needs and me moaning and they solved my problems as quickly as they could, being very gentle and patient with me. Also, I'd like to mention Laura Wilkes and Jess; they were 2 really lovely girls who looked after me and didn't mind spending 5 mins chatting just to keep me going! all the other staff were fabulous too, I'm just rubbish with names! But please could I be made aware that the message has been passed on directly to the ward and to these nurses. Thank you very much! You're all amazing xxxx
Triple fusion op, Mr R. Brown, consultant
Please forward my immense gratitude to the team, as I have profound and complex needs, so rely heavily on everyone for their understanding, expertise and professional support in order to improve my quality of life. Cheltenham hospital was exceptional in approaching me with patience, empathy and good service. My mobility should now improve and this will reduce my general levels of pain and anxiety, and allow me greater freedom. Thank you surgeon, anaesthetist, nurses and staff on Alstone ward. I know I am an extremely difficult patient and I am so grateful. Sahar and her team.