September Week 2
Saturday 5th September
Bundles of joy bring tears and big smiles (Echo) p31
Near full page photo story with images taken of new parents and babies at GRH at the beginning of the month, as arranged by our Communications Team.
Sunday 6th September
Monday 7th September
Transplant Awareness Week (BBC Radio Gloucestershire)
Positive interview with our Organ Donation Lead Consultant at 8.30am as arranged by our Communications Team and our Organ Donation Committee.
Rugby starts to kick off plea to carry card (Citizen) p13
Following a press release as issued by our Communications Team, the paper covers our Organ Donation Committee's work with Gloucester Rugby - with photo of our OD Committee and Rugby players and an Organ Donation Register sign up form. Full page, hugely positive article to mark Transplant Awareness Week.
Our Little Miracle (Echo) p1, 4, 5, 10
Positive coverage dominating the paper in support of Transplant Awareness Week. With case study of a young boy who benefitted from organ donation, a poem from the boy's sister (a member of our OD Committee) and an editorial comment in support of OD as arranged by our Organ Donation Committee and our Communications Team.
Tuesday 8th September
Wednesday 9th September
Save lives by signing up to give key organs (Echo & Citizen) P20
Main article on the Health ans wellbeing pages with a form - following press release as issued by our Communications Team.
Dad Scott Denning cycles for hospital baby unit (Citizen) p13
The father of two raises money for our special baby unit
Thursday 10th September
Friday 11th September
Tweets of the week
Steve, Jack and Lizzie Threadingham
are delighted to report Harry Oliver Threadingham has joined the chaos! 8lb 5oz on the 18th of August. After a slightly hairy week and tricky start - is now thriving at home with his wonderful big brother. Sending all their love and best wishes to the wonderful team at Gloucester Neonatal Intensive Care Unit who got us all home together. Massive thanks to you all for your love and support! Xxx
NHS Choices feedback
Sister on Kemerton ward
Went in for a biopsy. Everyone pleasant and caring, which is no more than one should expect in a hospital.
Painful complications arose that night at home. A&E at Gloucester were robotic and slow to relieve my pain. What a contrast when I spoke to ward sister on Kemerton ward to seek advice following my 'treatment' at Gloucester A&E, and the sister was charming, caring and, above all, listened.
How sad that someone like this is so rare in the NHS these days.
Visited in August 2015. Posted on 14 August 2015
Anonymous gave General Surgery at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital a rating of 4 stars
Further to ERCP review posted on August 11th, 2015
In the review of my ERCP procedure, posted on August 11th, 2015, I forgot to mention that on arrival at the hospital I reported to the Surgical Admission Suite, where the staff were also friendly, courteous and efficient. I was taken from there to the endoscopy department for the ERCP. Just thought the staff in the Surgical Admission Suite should get a mention!
Visited in August 2015. Posted on 17 August 2015
Anonymous reviewed Maternity services at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Sub Standard Treatment
I am appalled in the way my daughter in law was treated on her last scan and again on her 22 week scan today. The last scan they told her she hasn't drink enough fluids to take the measurements, today GRH run 20min late in this department she was rushed, again the trainee told her, her bladder was to full she should empty some, which she did, when she came back she was rushed also told her bladder was still to full they can't see what they needed to see, and told her to come back for her 28 week scan. When she left she didn't get her images when she asked for it they were slapping the bed and said she should get back on the bed and she is keeping the other mothers, so my daughter was very distraught and didn't get back on the bed she left. They also said she can't have another scan untill her 28 week scan.
I think she needs an apology for the way in which she was treated today and for her peace of mind need another scan before her 23 weeks
Visited in August 2015. Posted on 24 August 2015
Anonymous gave Cardiology at Cheltenham General Hospital a rating of 5 stars
Treatment of heart attack.
On Monday 178/15 I was experiencing severe chest pains, ambulance was called and told I was having a heart attack.
Taken straight to Cheltenham General and on arrival I was informed about the possible dangers of an angioplasty and did I want to proceed with treatment-I did.
I want to commend all medical staff, nurses, nursing assistants and others for the excellent care during my stay on the CCU ward.
Thank you for everything.
Visited in August 2015. Posted on 25 August 2015
Ian Holder gave Urology at Cheltenham General Hospital a rating of 5 stars
Outstanding care for my mum from all your staff on the Bibury and Snowshill Ward. Nothing too much trouble. Thank you very much. Please pass on my thanks. Ian Holder
Visited in August 2015. Posted on 29 August 2015
Biopsy for Endometrial Cancer
My first biopsy was taken in July, I chased for the results for 3 weeks ringing different sites because no one appeared to know where my records were. Eventually, I was told over the phone that insufficient cells had been taken and I got the impression, I wouldn't have been told if I hadn't have asked for them.
I had a second biopsy done and was told I'd get the results in a week. Then 10 days after my second biopsy, I received a letter from the hospital, I thought it was the results from the second biopsy, but no, it was confirming the results from the first biopsy.
I regularly chase for the results of the second biopsy, but every time, I telephone, I get a message saying either I am out of the office back next week or I'm holiday, or the Dept. is closed
I don't think the staff at the hospital appreciate how stressful it is waiting for results and there is no one available to discuss, when you are likely to get the results if they don't arrive when the Doctor/ Consultant tells you they will.
Visited in July 2015. Posted on 04 September 2015
Anonymous gave Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Cheltenham General Hospital a rating of 5 stars
My husband was referred to the clinic as he had had 3 teeth out at the dentist and was still experiencing a lot of pain. He was in agony for a long time. he visited maxo facial and has not looked back since. they have been fantastic! Without their guidance and help my husband would have been set for a life time of sheer agony but after a couple of surgical procedures and carmapazapine it is now under control. Thank you all x
Visited in October 2014. Posted on 04 September 2015