Information for Patients

These pages should provide all the information you need to make your stay in one of our hospitals as comfortable and pleasant as possible. If you have any further questions or worries about your stay, please do not hesitate to contact the ward mentioned in your admission letter. Find out more about our Wards and Departments. The staff there will be pleased to help you. Information that is specific to your ward will be provided separately.

To read more about the Trust visit our About Us pages.


If you need help and English is not your first language:

Please speak to the staff on the Ward or in the department you are in. They will be able to arrange face to face or telephone interpretation  for you.

Alternatively please contact the PALS team.

Smoke Free Hospital 

Smoking is not allowed on the hospital’s premises. In line with smoke free legislation, we have a no smoking policy. Please do not put yourself and others at risk by smoking anywhere in the hospital or on hospital grounds.

For advice on how to stop smoking, speak to your GP or contact the Gloucestershire Health Lifestyles service on 0800 122 3788.

Age UK Gloucestershire Home from Hospital Service

This service seeks to provide older people in Gloucestershire with reassurance and essential support needed to help get back to a normal routine following a stay in hospital

Cotswold Hospital Radio - The Patient Station

Cotswold Hospital Radio has been broadcasting for over 35 years and is run by a group of dedicated volunteers.  It is normally found on Channel 9 of your bedside radio and broadcasts 24 hours a day. There is a live broadcast each evening at eight o’clock and the radio volunteers can often be seen collecting patient music requests from the wards at Gloucester and Cheltenham hospitals.

Many broadcasts are pre-recorded with quiet music at night and a livelier selection though the day. Visit the Cotswold Hospital Radio website for more information or read the Cotswold Hospital Radio Smile Magazine.

Click here to view how to operate your radio handset.