September Week 4
Saturday 19th September
Screening proved a life-saving decision (Swindon Advertiser)
Positive article following 25th Anniversary celebrations. Photo and interview provided by our Communications team.
Church service for NHS staff (Echo) p25
Church service for NHS staff short news item following previous press release as issued by the Communications Team.
Hospital visit (Citizen) p11
Poem written by a reader about the new tiolet facilities in The Atrium.
Thank you for the health care (Citizen) p10
Positive patient feedback regarding the care received at GRH, mentions ward 3A, James Craig, Dr John Kendall and other staff.
Walk for Wards in Cirencester Park to raise money for Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity (Echo)
Follows a proactive press release as issued by our Communications Team
Sunday 20th September
Monday 21st September
Hope for Tomorrow launch (BBC Points West)
Princess Anne visited the new Mobile Chemo Unit at CGH. Our Chair and Chief Executive appeared in the background footage.
Tuesday 22nd September
Figures reveal the NHS hospitals which watchdogs probe most (Telegraph)
The most complained about hospitals are listed in the article - further down all hospitals are categorised and we are listed here ranked 135.
Princess Anne praises the work of three Gloucestershire charities during royal visit (Citizen & Echo)
The royal guest visited the new Mobile Chemo Unit at CGH. The Echo article also features a photo with our Chair and Chief Executive in the background.
Wednesday 23rd September
Staff at Gloucestershire Royal Royal Hospital receive special gifts of thanks from patient (Citizen)
Phoos sent in from the Comm Team following generous gifts to staff on Ward 4B - negative comments from two readers about the ward in reaction to the story.
NHS staff applauded at awards ceremony (Echo & Citizen) P20
Article on our staff awards with photo of our Chief Executive. Follows press relelasde as issued by our Communications Team.
Sponsored walk aids hospitals (Echo & Citizen) P20
Article regarding our Walk For Wards charity fundraiser follows press release as issued by our Communications Team.
Readathon Hospitals @ReadWellUK
We want to say thank you to Los Puma's Juan Pablo Socino, Matias Moroni and Guido Petti for making everyone's day when they visited our Children's Ward at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital yesterday.
The lovely Argentina national rugby team players met our staff and patients and posed for pictures - everyone really enjoyed the visit.
On 21 Sept my GP at Stow surgery referred me to Chelt General for an investigation. I entered the hospital at 1pm through A & E and then was transferred to Bibury Ward. I was discharged at 3pm on 22 Sept. Throughout my time at the hospital all the staff were excellent although very busy. I was treated with respect, courtesy and sympathetically by all whom I met or spoke to. I would particularly like to commend all the staff in Bibury Ward who were extremely professional and knowledgeable, particularly Fiona and Rachel. Thank you.
Poor service Sunday A & E Cheltenham
I was unfortunate enough to have to go to Cheltenham A & E on Sunday 20th September 2015. To cut a long story short I ended up spending in total approximately 7 hours there and came out in a worse condition than on my arrival - this due to there being no consultant/ experienced doctor on duty and the young inexperienced doctors having to do their best which in my case resulted in an unnecessary and potentially harmful procedure. I am not criticizing the young doctors but complaining about the failure of the management of Cheltenham A & E , the failure to provide a safe service and the waste of taxpayers money due to bad administration.
I had an appointment today at the day surgery for my operation, I had been advised to have no food or drink from 8 am this morning. After attending at the appointment time, paying for the parking, we waited in the waiting room. at 5 pm I was informed they had cancelled my surgery. I do understand ghere are times when things go wrong, but we were not told anything during out wait... In the end a day wasted, a huge parking fee.......... Perhaps you need to make sure staff keep patients that are waiting fully informed in the future I have never complained about anything before...but this was an absolute sham
NHS Choices feedback
John Ellis gave Cardiology at Cheltenham General Hospital a rating of 5 stars
18 days of care
On my stay in Cheltenham General i can only say that i was involved in all aspects of my treatment.The consultants and nursing staff on the CCU ward that i was on where exemplary in their professionalism.I would not hesitate to go back to Cheltenham General Hospital if the need was ever to arise again.
Visited in August 2015. Posted on 14 September 2015
John Bell gave Respiratory Medicine at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital a rating of 1 stars
A year ago I had an appointment with a doctor. I was kept waiting three hours
past my appointed time. Six months ago I had another appointment with the same doctor. This time the delay was nearly two hours.
I had a third appointment today and after thirty minutes of delay was informed that the same doctor again had not arrived at the hospital but if I wanted to wait for an unspecified period I could see another doctor. I left the hospital at this point.
I travelled from Worcester, a round trip of fifty miles for this, which I consider to be totally unacceptable and clearly a regular problem.
Visited in September 2015. Posted on 24 September 2015