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GHC Archive

‘Life is good’ as a Volunteer Patient Representative

Kevin Mackenzie has recently been recruited into a volunteer position as a patient representative at Montpellier Low Secure Unit at Wotton Lawn Hospital in Gloucester. In this first-person piece he writes about his route to becoming a volunteer and how he's finding...

Immunisation ‘Catch-up’ Clinics

Our immunisation team is offering ‘catch-up’ clinics for children who missed their school-based vaccinations due to lockdown, or were simply absent from school at the time of their immunisations. We will be running clinics at community venues across Gloucestershire to...

Team of the Week: Let’s Talk (IAPT)

Team of the Week: Let’s Talk (IAPT)

Our Team of the Week is the Let's Talk team, also known as Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT). A fantastic team, they provide support for mental health conditions such as: Depression Emotional wellbeing with a baby Anxiety Panic disorder Post traumatic...

Endoscopy teams in Stroud and Cirencester celebrate accreditation

Endoscopy teams in Stroud and Cirencester celebrate accreditation

Cirencester and Stroud endoscopy units are celebrating after their fifth year of prestigious national accreditation. Both have received the seal of approval from the Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (JAG) following a comprehensive written audit,...

Team of the Week: Recovery Team

Team of the Week: Recovery Team

Our Team of the Week is our amazing Recovery Team They provide a comprehensive community rehabilitation and recovery service for people aged 18-65 with severe and enduring mental illness, who have complex needs. They help service users to function as well as possible...

Tewkesbury Hospital receives award for Covid response

Tewkesbury Hospital receives award for Covid response

A brilliant collective response at Tewksbury Hospital to the Covid pandemic has been formally recognised by the Community Hospital Association (CHA). Work to support both colleagues and families through the repurposing of Abbey View Ward won the CHA’s Innovation and...

Trust Board approves plan for new Community Hospital in Forest of Dean

Trust Board approves plan for new Community Hospital in Forest of Dean

Plans for a new Community Hospital in the Forest of Dean took a major step forward last Thursday (July 15) when the Trust board approved the full business case for the project. The business case is now being shared with system partners for their consideration and...

Team of the Week: Health Visiting

Team of the Week: Health Visiting

Our team of the week is our Health Visiting Service - they support families with young children, working within local communities, utilising their extensive knowledge of local areas and their respective services. Health visitors are registered nurses or midwives; they...

Team of the Week: Facilities Team

Team of the Week: Facilities Team

Our Team of the Week is our incredible Facilities Team – they’ve worked tirelessly for us over the past year to support our colleagues and services during the pandemic. We have over 200 staff working in our Facilities Team across 48 sites in Gloucestershire. The team...

Progress on New Community Hospital in Forest of Dean

Progress on New Community Hospital in Forest of Dean

The final stages of preparation are underway for the construction of a new community hospital in Cinderford which is due to open in summer 2023. Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is preparing to submit a full planning application for the new 24-bed...

Deputy Lieutenant presents Trust with Veteran Aware accreditation

Gloucestershire Health and Care (GHC) NHS Foundation Trust was officially awarded its Veteran Aware accreditation yesterday (23 June) during a visit from one of the county's Deputy Lieutenants. Colonel Andy Hodson was "delighted" to present the accreditation on behalf...

Better Care Together – New Strategy Launched by Trust

Better Care Together – New Strategy Launched by Trust

A new five-year strategy has been officially launched by the NHS Trust which provides community health services in Gloucestershire. ‘Better Care Together: With You, For You’ is the strategy to be followed by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust until...

HRH The Princess Royal Visits Trust

HRH The Princess Royal Visits Trust

HRH The Princess Royal has spoken to colleagues from our Trust about their work throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic. In a visit to Gloucester today (21 April), Her Royal Highness had conversations with nurses, allied health professionals, facilities colleagues,...

International Women’s Day 2021: Q&A with Sandra Betney

International Women’s Day 2021: Q&A with Sandra Betney

In celebration of International Women's Day 2021, we have interviewed women working within our Trust. In this interview, we sat down with Sandra Betney, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance, and asked her about her experiences as a woman working within the...

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