October Week 3
Monday 19th October
Thanksgiving for staff in the NHS (Citizen) p15
Positive article following press release as issued by the Communications Team.
NHS staff are thanked with Cathedral date (Echo) p14
Operation postponed (BBC Radio Gloucestershire)
On the Anna King show at 9.45am, a patient speaks to the station after his surgery was rearranged at short notice due to high levels of emergency surgery. Audio available for 28 days following broadcast.
Tuesday 20th October
Are Gloucestershire's Hospitals ready for winter? (BBC Radio Gloucestershire)
Steve Kitchen sits in on the Mark Cummings Breakfast show and interviews a Unison spokesman who claims we are not ready for winter and MP Alex Chalk who says he will be watching us very closely and said he will wait and see as to how we will cope and will hold us to account for the way we spend our budget - he is quizzed on the national recruitment crisis. Audio available for 28 days following broadcast.
Act now to stamp out mole concern (Echo/ Citizen) p23
Positive full page feature on moles following the national lines, with statement as provided by our skin cancer specialist nurse Louise Pound.
Wednesday 21st October
Hospital's care is second to none (Stroud News and Journal) p45
Positive feedback in the reader's letters page following treatment at GRH - the letter is written by Stroud District Councillor Steve Lydon.
'High risk' patients get free flu jabs (Citizen) p19
Short news item with quotes from Paul Byrne and Maggie Arnold regarding a trial Flu vaccination programme for vulnerable patients who attend our Outpatient Departments - follows a press release issued by our Communications Team.
Thursday 22nd October
Work related stress (ITV West)
Positive news feature regarding our choir and ways in which we as a Trust are tackling stress. In the 6pm and 7pm news programmes.
Prepare yourself for winter with a free flu vaccine (Citizen)
Positive article regarding our work to tackle flu and that of NHS England's flu vaccination campaign following a proactive press release as issued by our Communications Team
Hospital must not be left facing up to a winter of discontent (Echo) p11
MP Alex Chalk highlights the need for investment in CGH.
Friday 23rd October
Tweets of the week
We've been taking part in The Big Draw today in the Oncology dept at Cheltenham General. It's great to have artists, students patients and visitors involved, working together to create these lovely autumnal scenes
Carey Russell Visit to Outpatients Opthomology
What a brilliant service - my appointment was at 4pm, I was called in exactly on time (or maybe a little before, which suited me fine!) Vic (Randolph) the technician was great, very funny and with great customer service, and explained things very clearly. Then I saw Anna (who I think was an opthamologist? I get the job titles mixed up!) - again, quick service, very friendly and helpful, explained everything really well Thank you to both for a flawless visit :)
Simon Beecroft Accident and Emergency – Minors
I want to recognise the fantastic service I received from the staff on the afternoon of Saturday 17 October 2015. After falling from a ladder and cutting my head I was taken by ambulance to the hospital. The booking in procedure was quick and I was seen by a calm and professional staff nurse who explained what treatment I would need. I was asked to sit and wait in a quiet clean and comfy waiting room where I sat for around 20 minutes. I was taken to a cubicle where a doctor examined my wound and put 6 stitches in. My treatment throughout was calm, professional and competent. All staff I came into contact with were smart and professional . My total time in the hospital was around 1 hour which I thought was excellent. I cannot commend the staff high enough. They really were superb. Well done and a big thank you.
Car parking in the nearby car park was very expensive and I wonder if there could be concessionary rates for those having treatment or their families.