September 2016 Week 5

Saturday 24th September

Grave concerns over Gloucestershire Hospitals Trust's £11m financial hole (Stroud News & Journal)

As before, Conservative GCC leader Mark Hawthorne calls for a suspention of the recruitment of a new chair.

More calls for NHS funding Review as 'not enough money is invested in the Health System' (Gloucestershire Live)

Article is based on an interview with a local councillor, with quote from Deborah Lee.

Sunday 25th September

Injured and sick face 7 hour A&E wait in Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire Live)

Uses the live A&E waits information and links it to the financial deficit.

Monday 26th September

You could be waiting up to SIX hours at Gloucestershire's main A&E today (Gloucestershire Live)

Uses the live A&E waits information and links it to the financial deficit.

Of interest: Junior doctors call off five day strikes but dispute continues (Gloucestershire Live)

With photos of our Junior doctors

Tuesday 27th September


Wednesday 28th September

Letter: 'Stroud MIIU consultation was nothing more than a charade...' (Stroud News & Journal)

A letter to the paper from the local Labour Party who said: 'ln light of the announcement that Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust has a deficit ‘they missed’ of £11.1 million pounds, inevitably we now will have a bigger fight on our hands to save both our local hospital in Stroud and the NHS'.

Thursday 29th September


Friday 30th September

Hospital Trust's £11m deficit sees board resignations (BBC news)

Follows the announcement that two of our Non-Executive Directors will be stepping down.


@gloshospitals Thx for looking after my family, you have all been fantastic! A&E, emergency eye clinic & Urology depts, outstanding care 💙💙

Dogs are welcome at #WalkforWards on Sunday 2 October, Cirencester Park. Join us to walk & support @gloshospitals

Looking forward to my first day in the service improvement team tomorrow at @gloshospitals

A huge thanks to @gemmamehera for supporting our local hospitals today @CheltenhamHalf !…

Great run at #cheltenhamhalf today for @CGHospCharity The supporters made it! Such a great atmosphere. Now for a long bath...


I've just spent 5 days in room 6 on the Dixton ward. All of the staff were wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble. I was taken there after a fall last Sunday because GRH was full. Glad I was as in my opinion Cheltenham is much better. I cannot thank all the staff enough

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have to say that the staff and checking in was very good,,,the only disapointment was a wait of 40 min to be seen,,,,once again the staff were very helpful and supportive after my visit...

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At last the truth comes out:

The now ex finance director Helen Simpson and her band of highly paid private consultants have been manipulating the finance figures for years to make the Trust books look financially stronger than what they actually were. 
Ex CEO Frank Harsent knew this and bolted earlier in the year ahead of the inevitable cover up being exposed on a very healthy retirement package... this surmounts to Corporate Fraud!! 
Bring in the SFO to investigate both Simpson and Harsent on what has been a disgraceful cover up and manipulation of public expenditure - how is this any different to Tescos.


Mandy McDiarmid reviewed Cheltenham General Hospital — 1 star
10 hrs ·  

See above!!! Lack of staff that can place a cannula. Teach trainees the basics!

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