Saturday 26th September
Sunday 27th September
Monday 28th September
NHS prepares for winter (Echo & Citizen) p19
Positive news article regarding our Winter Comms and flu campaigns
Wi-fi service in hospital (Echo & Citizen) p19
Article regarding our new Wi-Fi service
Tuesday 29th September
Hospitals urge winter flu jab (Echo & Citizen) p23
Short positive news item as issued by our Communications team to highlight our flu vaccination programme as well as our Flu and Fire awareness safeguarding campaign.
Coroner's case (BBC Radio Gloucestershire)
An interview with the legal representative of a former patient following a coroner's hearing and provides reaction to the narrative verdict (6.12pm - 6.15pm) Audio available for 20 days following broadcast.
Wednesday 30th September
Tweets of the week
Many thanks to the orthopaedic team in A&E yesterday evening who sorted my knee out. Kind, professional and thorough. Love the NHS.
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Our Corporate Training Specialist Lucy Mathieson will be Walking for our Wards later this month.
Lucy will be walking 10k with her husband Alan on the day to t...
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Positive feedback on my experience
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.
Raising Concern – Complaint
I would like to raise a concern regarding a recent experience - this complaint concerns waiting time for MRI procedure & referal on of outcome from MRI Brain scan (tumor identified) done under General Anaesthetic on a child (24th August 2015 at Glos). Please can you contact me on above email if possible (if not you may telephone me on my mobile number 07518074201). I am working, but will return your call if a message is left. I would prefer to raise this concern as soon as possible, so do not wish to communicate by letter initially.
Mrs P A Allen
Recent Opthamology consultation
My husband was referred to the Opthamology department at Cirencester, after an eye test following a stroke. He is extremely concerned about the deterioration in his eyesight and we were looking forward to some explanation and/or reassurance about the condition. Our appointment was with Mr Mackintosh at 9.00 am - we were there at 8.50. The consultant did not arrive until after 9.30. We were finally seen by him at a little past 10.00 to my recollection. The briefest of apologies for the delay would have been welcomed. There was barely a greeting and certainly no apology. There was the minimum of communication and very little explanation. The 'consultation' ended with a brusque statement that further tests would be necessary. We had no encouragement to ask further questions. We accept Consultants are busy people but common courtesy takes little or no extra time. We came away unhappy and feeling somewhat misused and certainly with no feeling of reassurance. We have had several appointments at Great Western Hospital, in Swindon, with Consultants in various fields following my husband's stroke - up to this occasion we were treated with courtesy and every attempt was made to make sure we understood the situation and were encouraged to ask questions and to voice our concerns. What a pity that the NHS, which provides an excellent service should be 'let down' by an experience such as this. Regards Peta Allen (Mrs)
NHS Choices feedback
Anonymous gave Urology at Cheltenham General Hospital a rating of 5 stars
Looking after Our Mum
I wish to pass on our gratitude to the staff in the Snowshill Ward for their wonderful care given to our mum in her short stay in Cheltenham General Hospital.
Although the NHS can be used as a political "football" the dedication shown by the staff on the ward shows that who ever is in charge they cannot take away the dedication & professionalism of our nurses, well done.
Visited in September 2015. Posted on 30 September 2015
Anonymous gave Accident and emergency services at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital a rating of 5 stars
Visited A&E this morning with sharp chest pains. Was seen very promptly, nurses were re-assuring and friendly, as was the doctor. Had blood tests, blood pressure, ECG, x-ray and diagnosis (Costochondritis) all within 3 hours. Over all impression was of a well-managed and efficient hospital, and a good use of my taxes. Very reassuring knowing that I only live a few miles away from such a good hospital.
Visited in September 2015. Posted on 28 September 2015