Saturday 22nd November
Health worker jailed for sexual assault of vulnerable teenager (Citizen) p14
Details the outcome of a court case of an agency staff member who was found guilty of engaging in sexual activity with a vulnerable patient in his care.
Serious concerns over medical report delays (Citizen & Echo) p5News item regarding cuts to administration staff which has been blamed for a backlog in sending cardiology reports to 1,500 patients. Online heading differs (Hundreds of letters from consultants lying undelivered)
Of interest: Neighbours in Charlton Kings up in arms over new homes planned (Echo)
CGH worker quoted in the story
Sunday 23rd November
Jailed: Healthcare worker at GRH who fondled highly vulnerable girl (Echo)
Monday 24th November
Staff and visitors complain of parking problems at hospital (Citizen & Echo) p38
The journalist was approached by a staff member to complain about parking issues at GRH. Features a full statement as issued by our Communications Team.
Tetbury Women’s Institute unveil a wall hanging for Stroud Maternity Unit (Gloucester Citizen)
Article and photo follows a photo call at Stroud Maternity Unit with the Tetbury WI and Stroud Hospital League of Friends as supported by our Communications Team.
Hospital staff to get chance to raise fears (Citizen) p41
Short news item lifted directly from Outline Magazine regarding our new Raising Concerns policy launch
Hospital staff in industrial action (Citizen & Echo) p39
Short news item regarding radiographers striking. This was followed online later with:
Gloucestershire NHS workers take strike action over pay rise dispute (Echo)
With photo taken outside GRH and a statement issued by the Communications Team
Theatre updates have cost £1.6m (Citizen& Echo) p39
Short news item regarding the opening of new theatres at CGH - information lifted from our staff magazine Outline.
Health bosses must do more (Echo) p10
Online reaction to the Serious concerns over medical report delays article on Saturday.
Violence against Gloucestershire hospitals staff almost doubles (Wilts & Glos Std)
Article follows FOI request. Article is given some perspective and balance by the inclusion of a full comment as provided by the Communications Team.
Tuesday 25th November
Tetbury based charity raises awareness and funds for its mobile chemotherapy unit (Wilts & Glos Std)
An event was held at CGH by Hope for Tomorrow, with our former patients.
Inspectors drop in on hospitals (Echo& Citizen) p26
Short news item about the planned future visits from the CQC next year. Information lifted from our staff magazine Outline.
Goddess of maternity Aveta fitting name for birth centre (Echo) p13 & p10
Full page positive article regarding the new name of our Cheltenham Birth Centre as provided by our Communications Team. Also short comment in editorial.
Health staff in four-hour walkout over pay dispute (Echo) p4
Near full page picture-led article regarding industrial action across the NHS with photo outside GRH.
Hospital staff in four hour walkout over pay dispute (Citizen) p3
Getting greener at hospital sites (Citizen) p15
Short positive news item following a press release issued by the Communications Team regarding our work with Vital Energi.
Hospitals get staff ready for the big chill (Citizen) p8
Short news item using information lifted from our staff magazine Outline regarding our winter plans.
Of interest: Poet Peter finds poetry in the place names of Gloucestershire (Echo)
Peter works at GRH
Wednesday 26th November
Cross-border healthcare issues which frustrate FOD residents look set to be resolved (Citizen)
Forest MP suggests cross-border healthcare issues looks set to be removed so Foresters with Welsh GPs can access English NHS services across Gloucestershire. Article features a photo of GRH.
Healthcare assistant Abdullah Kironde accused of sexually assaulting a patient at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (Citizen)
Ongoing coverage of the trial of an agency HCA
He’s beaten cancer – now Scott Thompson is set to run a marathon (Stroud life/ Citizen) p25
Diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, the former patient paid tribute to oncology staff at Cheltenham General Hospital who worked late to make sure he got the treatment he needed.
“I needed to go for treatment every two weeks and quite often they’d be running late but the people there were brilliant,” he said.
Money for MPs but not nurses? (Citizen letters) p10
An online reader commented on the background to NHS industrial action and lack of fairness.
Thursday 27th November
Of interest: Cancer treatment buses to be rolled out to save lives (Citizen) p8
Hope for Tomorrow campaign launch at CGH with quotes from our former cancer patients.
See also, Cancer patients given hope with mobile treatment (Echo) p6
Stroke unit to benefit from night market (Citizen) p15
Over Farm is raising money for the Stroke Unit at GRH at a Christmas market.
Friday 28th November
Anger in Stroud at "unfair pay rises" for NHS bosses (Stroud Life/ Echo)
Nurses, front line staff and Stroud Against the Cuts are quoted regarding the pay increases of NHS leaders. Also states the salaries of leading county public sector bosses including Dr Frank Harsent.
NHS staff angered as bosses given bumber pay increases (Echo p7, Citizen p5)
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The coffee morning at the Cheltenham Aveta Birth Unit yesterday was really well attended, with lots of babies and children dressed in their special festive outfits. Thanks to everyone who came along. (7 photos)
We have been awarded Silver Employer Recognition Award for our work to support our staff in the Volunteer Reserves!
Our Associate Director of HR Mike Seeley Picked up the award at a ceremony earlier this week at Army HQ ARRC in Gloucester.
We support all employees who are members of or wish to join the Volunteer Reserve Forces - find out why we are supporting Britain's Reservists atbit.ly/1xVbEO7
NHS Choices feedback
What I liked
Appointment made by my GP with the dermatology dept. I was seen within two weeks (this was not an urgent condition but clarification was needed for the diagnosis).
I arrived at the hospital in time for my 9.20am appointment. I must of looked a little lost and a kind nurse pointed me in the right direction of the ward without me asking.
We were booked in by a receptionist with a smile and seen by an efficient , friendly, polite and pleasant nurse. My follow up appointment was booked there and then.
We were all done and dusted within 25 minutes. Great service, great staff.
Many thanks to all who made this a pleasant experience.
Visited in November 2014. Posted on 24 November 2014
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