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Team of the Week – Wotton Lawn Hospital

Team of the Week – Wotton Lawn Hospital

Our Team of the Week is Wotton Lawn Hospital in Gloucester! Wotton Lawn Hospital is a mental health hospital near the centre of Gloucester providing inpatient services for the county. The hospital has four wards, a nurse-led psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) and...

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Air conditioning among upgrades at Cirencester Hospital

Air conditioning among upgrades at Cirencester Hospital

A series of upgrades have been carried out at Cirencester Hospital through 2021. Coln and Windrush Wards have had air conditioning installed as part of a series of investments in the hospital which has also included a new fire alarm system and work on the roof. Donna...

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Elaine braves the shave in aid of Sue Ryder

Elaine braves the shave in aid of Sue Ryder

  Cheltenham and District Nurse Team Lead Elaine Pratten rang in the New Year with a brave new look to raise money for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice. On New year's Eve Elaine, who works within the Integrated Community Team at the Independent Living Centre...

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Digital coconut shy wins RITA award for Tewkesbury Hospital

Digital coconut shy wins RITA award for Tewkesbury Hospital

A digital coconut shy contest organised at Tewkesbury Hospital has won staff there a bronze medal for group activities in a national scheme. Occupational Therapy Assistant April Atherton entered the RITA awards, run by My Improvement Network. They are the creators of...

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Plans for £65k allotment project outlined

Plans for £65k allotment project outlined

For years the Montpellier allotment and green space at Horton Road, Gloucester, has provided an invaluable resource. The half-acre site, with its log cabin, greenhouses, vegetable and raised beds, chicken coop and orchard, is accessed daily for engagement and...

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Tewkesbury MIIU –  Temporary Closure

Tewkesbury MIIU – Temporary Closure

The Minor Injury and Illness Unit in Tewkesbury will be temporarily closed from 8pm on Sunday 19 December. The unit will be repurposed to provide care and treatment for people with Covid-19, who require a specific type of medical intervention called Neutralising...

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Team of the Week – IAPT Team

Team of the Week – IAPT Team

Our Team of the week is, for the second time this year, our outstanding Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) team, also known as the Let’s Talk service, which provides support for adults across the county with mental health conditions such as depression,...

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NHS Trusts Update Visiting Arrangements

NHS Trusts Update Visiting Arrangements

New visiting arrangements are being introduced at the county’s hospitals, in light of rapidly rising rates of Covid infection across the country. The new arrangements, which will come into effect from Saturday 18 December, mean that open, general visiting to adult...

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Raising awareness of birth-related trauma

Raising awareness of birth-related trauma

Colleagues at Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and midwives from Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were joined by Stroud MP Siobhan Baillie earlier this month to raise awareness of the help available for those who experience...

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Better Care Together Awards Celebrate Success

Better Care Together Awards Celebrate Success

Our annual Better Care Together awards took place virtually - to celebrate the dedication and commitment of our teams, colleagues and services. Along with eight award categories, we also used the event to celebrate the long service of colleagues who have worked for...

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Team of the week – Facilities Team

Team of the week – Facilities Team

Our *Team of the week* is our fantastic Facilities team. We have over 200 staff working in our Facilities Team across 48 sites in Gloucestershire. The friendly team is made up of housekeepers, catering staff, porters, team leaders, supervisors, admin and management....

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Today is World AIDS Day

Thirty-three years ago, 1st December was designated an international day dedicated to raising the awareness of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and remembering those lost to the disease. We have come a long way since then, but there is still more we can do to support ending...

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Police and Crime Commissioner visits Hope House SARC

Hope House SARC received a virtual visit yesterday (Friday 26 November) from Gloucestershire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Chris Nelson and Deputy PCC Nick Evans. Following a virtual tour of the sexual assault referral centre by SARC Service Manager David...

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Recruitment Events in Stroud and Dursley

We are holding two drop in events, for anyone interested in finding out about facilities roles in the Stroud and Dursley areas. The events are: Friday 3 December from 10am until 3pm at Vale Hospital, Dursley Monday 6 December from 10am until 3pm at Stroud Hospital We...

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Team of the Week: Integrated Community Teams

Team of the Week: Integrated Community Teams

Our Recruitment team has chosen our Integrated Community Teams (ICTs) as our *Team of the Week* - they bring together community nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers and reablement workers to work as one team to serve a local area. These...

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Psychological Professions Week, 15 – 19 November 2021

Psychological Professions Week, 15 – 19 November 2021

This week (November 15 – 19) we are celebrating and showcasing our amazing psychological professionals as part of the national Psychological Professionals Network (PPN) week. We have over 250 psychological professionals working in Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS...

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T Level placements

04/11/21 Young people in Gloucestershire are being offered the opportunity to gain valuable real-life experience when they participate in T-Level placements at county hospitals. Gloucestershire Hospitals is working closely with Gloucestershire Health and...

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Team of the week – Practice Education Service

Team of the week – Practice Education Service

Our *Team of the Week* is our Practice Education Service who, with the support of teams and departments ensure students enrolled to healthcare professional programmes are welcomed, gain positive and rewarding clinical learning experiences, qualify and seek employment...

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World Occupational Therapy Day 2021

World Occupational Therapy Day 2021

Today is World Occupational Therapy (OT) Day - an international celebration of OTs and the amazing work they do. World OT Day was first launched on 27 October 2010 by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). Since then it has become an important date in...

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Team of the Week – Eating Disorders Service

Team of the Week – Eating Disorders Service

Our *Team Of The Week* is our outstanding Eating Disorders Service which provides assessment and treatment for people with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and other types of eating. Our service offers a...

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Moving and Handling Team wins Innovation Award

Moving and Handling Team wins Innovation Award

The Trust’s Moving and Handling Team is celebrating after scooping a national innovation award for improving its service throughout the pandemic. Heather McKinlay and Carrie-Ann Squires picked up the award from the National Back Exchange (NBE) after switching to...

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Apprentices enjoy awards success

Apprentices enjoy awards success

We enjoyed a hugely successful night at the Gloucestershire Live Apprenticeship Awards on Thursday, scooping five prizes in total, including the Employer of the Year Award. We were proud to see Apprentice Healthcare Assistant Zoe Carter take home two awards -...

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Legs Matter Week 2021

Legs Matter Week 2021

Today marks the final day of Legs Matter Week (11-15 October) - an annual celebration which aims to highlight best practice in leg care and early detection, as well as promote the 'well leg'. Throughout the week our colleagues in the Tissue Viability, Lymphoedema and...

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Team of the Week – IAPT (Let’s Talk) team

Team of the Week – IAPT (Let’s Talk) team

Our Team of the week is our incredible Let’s Talk - Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) team who provides support for adults across the county with mental health conditions such as depression, emotional wellbeing with a baby, anxiety, panic disorder,...

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World Mental Health Day – 10 October

This Sunday is World Mental Health Day - a day recognised by the World Health Organisation on 10 October every year. This year's theme is Mental health care for all: let’s make it a reality. On 10 October, it will have been more than 18 months since the start of the...

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