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Gloucestershire Archive

Make sure the present you are giving this Christmas is not COVID-19

Make sure the present you are giving this Christmas is not COVID-19

Health and care leaders in Gloucestershire are urging people to approach the festive period with ‘great caution’ as they warn of rising hospital admissions and a potential third COVID-19 wave in January. The last few weeks have seen a rapid rise in the number of...

Temporary Closure of Vale Minor Injury and Illness Unit

Temporary Closure of Vale Minor Injury and Illness Unit

The Vale Minor Injury and Illness Unit, near Dursley, will be temporarily closed from 6pm on Sunday 13 December for operational reasons. The next nearest MIIU is at Stroud Hospital. You can also ring 0300 421 8436 to speak to a Clinician who can make an appointment...

Team of the week: CYPS Immunisation Team

Team of the week: CYPS Immunisation Team

Our Team of The Week this week is our Children and Young People Service (CYPS) Immunisation Team. Operating across Gloucestershire, our CYPS Immunisation Team work to protect the health and wellbeing of Gloucestershire's children by delivering a variety of vaccination...

Vaccinate and protect your child against flu this winter

Vaccinate and protect your child against flu this winter

This year, more than ever, it is really important parents help protect their children against the ‘double danger’ of flu and coronavirus by ensuring they have their flu vaccination. Flu is not just a heavy cold, it can be a very unpleasant illness for children and can...

Team of the Week: Learning Disability Inpatient Services

Team of the Week: Learning Disability Inpatient Services

Our Team of The Week this week is our Learning Disability Inpatient Services based at Berkley House in Stroud. The service is for individuals with a diagnosis of learning disabilities or with behaviours that can be described as challenging and/or mental health needs...

Team of the Week: Eating Disorder Service

Team of the Week: Eating Disorder Service

Our Team of The Week this week is our Eating Disorder Service. Operating from the Brownhill Centre, Cheltenham the service covers a broad offering including the community team, child and adolescent home treatment, and the adult day programme. Below is a brief...

UK Disability History Month 2020

UK Disability History Month 2020

Celebrated each year, UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event that is designed to focus on the history of disabled people’s fight for equality and human rights. In the UK it has been 25 years since the Disability Discrimination Act, later replaced by...

Transgender Awareness Week 2020

Transgender Awareness Week 2020

This week is Transgender Awareness Week which is designed to help raise the visibility of transgender people and highlight issues that members of the transgender community face. Transgender Awareness Week is a time where transgender people and their allies draw...

Armistice Day 2020: Charlton Lane Hospital Poppy Display

Armistice Day 2020: Charlton Lane Hospital Poppy Display

In recognition of Armistice Day 2020, patients and staff from Mulberry Ward at Charlton Lane Hospital spent yesterday afternoon making poppies and reminiscing. Patients shared stories of parents and relatives who went to fight for our country, remembering those who...

Winter Lockdown: Looking After Your Mental Wellbeing

Winter Lockdown: Looking After Your Mental Wellbeing

As we head into a second national lockdown in England, with winter on its way, it's more important than ever that we're all taking the necessary time to look after our mental wellbeing. To help make this a little easier, we've put together ten top tips that may be of...

Updated hospital visitor restrictions – Thursday 5 November

As England enters national lockdown tomorrow, the NHS in Gloucestershire has reviewed the arrangements for visiting in the county’s hospitals to ensure it is compliant with the new lockdown requirements whilst enabling those for whom visiting is especially important...

Black History Month 2020

Black History Month 2020

What is Black History Month? Celebrated every October in the UK for more than 30 years, Black History Month is an annual celebration and commemoration of the history, achievements, and contributions of black people in the UK. In 1987, Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, a Special...

Notice of Election – Council of Governors

Notice of Election – Council of Governors

The Trust gives notice that it will hold elections to the Council of Governors of the Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust Elections are to be held for the following positions: 1 PUBLIC GOVERNOR IN THE FOLLOWING CONSTITUENCY Constituency Vacancies Term...

Children’s flu vaccination clinics 2020

Children’s flu vaccination clinics 2020

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is offering children’s flu vaccination drive-through appointments and community clinics across the county for all primary school children (Reception to Year 6) and all Year 7 children in secondary school. A series...

Public consultation: A new hospital for the Forest of Dean

Public consultation: A new hospital for the Forest of Dean

A Consultation inviting the public to comment on the proposals for the new community hospital in the Forest of Dean will launch on Thursday 22 October. Planning for the hospital is now at a stage where the proposals for the inpatient unit, outpatient services, urgent...

Gloucestershire Nurse Awarded MBE

Gloucestershire Nurse Awarded MBE

A nurse from Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the MBE. Sonia Pearcey, who lives in Gloucester, is the Trust’s Freedom to Speak Up Guardian and her inclusion on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020 is in part due to her work in...

Launch of Dementia Information Videos

The Gloucestershire BME Network for Dementia is pleased to announce the completion of Dementia Videos in English, Guajarati, Polish and Cantonese and would like to invite you to join us at an online launch event. The project funded by Gloucestershire Health and Care...

Minor Injury and Illness Units (MIIUs) Opening Times Update

Following discussions with Gloucestershire County Council’s Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee our Trust is working to increase the opening times of its Minor Injuries and Illness Units, which had been reduced as part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Managing Memory Together – Online Information Sessions

Managing Memory Together – Online Information Sessions

Our online information sessions are a great way of connecting with others who care for someone with dementia in a safe and relaxed environment. Unfortunately due to Covid 19 we have had to cancel our face to face dementia sessions so for the time being we are going...

Annual General Meeting

Our Trust Annual General Meeting (AGM) is being held in September and we'd love you to join us! It's been a momentous year for our organisation. We merged in October 2019 and by January 2020 we were playing our part in responding to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic....

Temporary MIIU Closures – Update

UPDATE Tewkesbury MIIU will reopen on 25 August, 10am-6pm Lydney , Stroud, Cirencester and North Cotswolds will be opening from 8am - 8pm from 1 September 2020. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Three Minor...

Got symptoms that need to be checked out urgently? 

Help us help you get the treatment you need.     The NHS in Gloucestershire is launching the Help us, help you get the treatment you need campaign in the county today. Clinicians are urging local people to seek medical help if they are worried about their health or...

Dying Matters Awareness Week

Dying Matters Awareness Week

This week is Dying Matters Awareness Week. The theme for this year is “Dying to be Heard”, which aims to encourage people to listen to their loved ones if they want to talk about death. The health and care system in Gloucestershire recognises that it’s hard for people...

NHS in Gloucestershire stepping up Covid-19 response

NHS in Gloucestershire stepping up Covid-19 response

Health leaders said today that the NHS in Gloucestershire is taking the necessary and next steps in responding to the unfolding Covid-19 situation. This includes putting in place additional measures to help delay the spread of the virus, ensure the safety of patients...

Community Nurse Pushes the Boat Out

Community Nurse Pushes the Boat Out

We’ve heard many examples of Trust colleagues going the extra mile to make sure they get into work and support their colleagues and patients, despite the flooding across our area in recent weeks. One such colleague is Sue Peckham, a Community Nurse in Tewkesbury....

Flood update: Access to Tewkesbury Hospital

Flood update: Access to Tewkesbury Hospital

Routes into and out of Tewkesbury Hospital are affected by flooding. If you are planning on visiting the hospital, please consider whether your journey is essential and always pay attention to road closures and diversions. Don't risk driving through flood water....

Student Nurse Recruitment Event

Student Nurse Recruitment Event

If you're a student nurse who will qualify this year, come along to our open day on Saturday 18 January, and find out more about mental health nursing and learning disability nursing roles within Gloucestershire. Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust...

MBE for Jane Melton

A senior allied health professional from Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the MBE. Professor Jane Melton is Director of Therapies with the Trust, as well as Professional Lead for Allied Health Professionals with the One...

Norovirus and Flu Information for Visitors

We have confirmed cases of patients with flu at Cirencester Hospital, and norovirus at the Dilke, in the Forest of Dean. If you have relatives in those hospitals, you may be asked not to visit to reduce the spread of infection. If you are planning to visit patients at...

Secretary of State Learns More About Mental Health Trailblazer Project

Secretary of State Learns More About Mental Health Trailblazer Project

Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, visited pupils at Chosen Hill School on 10 October to talk about mental health support for pupils and the mental health trailblazer pilot project. In December last year, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning...

Hundreds of pupils to learn life-saving skills on Restart a Heart Day

Hundreds of pupils to learn life-saving skills on Restart a Heart Day

More than 500 school children in Gloucester will learn life-saving resuscitation techniques in October as part of ‘Restart a Heart’ day. Clinical trainers will be at Barnwood Park, Sir Thomas Rich’s and Ribston Hall schools on Wednesday 16 October to give classes of...

Recovery College Launches Digital Manuals

Recovery College Launches Digital Manuals

The Severn and Wye Recovery College has launched two new digital manuals. The manuals were funded by the Health Foundation as a resource to be used both by the college and its students, and by other organisations and groups wishing to set up their own Recovery...

Recruitment Fair at Kingsholm

Recruitment Fair at Kingsholm

A recruitment fair is taking place to highlight the range of roles available in health and social care across Gloucestershire. The event, at Kingsholm Stadium, in Gloucester, on Thursday 21 February, from 10am until 3.30pm, is being hosted by the county’s health...

Could you join us as a governor?

Could you join us as a governor?

The Trust will soon be holding elections to our Council of Governors and nominations are now open. Find out more about the role of the governor here. Elections are to be held for the following positions: Four Public Governors in the following constituencies (all terms...

Stress: Are we coping?

Stress: Are we coping?

Stress is the focus of a series of events being held to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from May 14 to 20. Alex Burrage is Clinical Lead for ²gether’s Let’s Talk service, which supports people experiencing mental health conditions such as anxiety,...

Commitment to Carers Recognised with Second Gold Star

Commitment to Carers Recognised with Second Gold Star

Our commitment to working in partnership with carers has been recognised with a second gold star under a national scheme. The Triangle of Care scheme is run by the Carers Trust, and brings carers, service users and professionals closer together to jointly promote the...

Go Smokefree in 2018

Go Smokefree in 2018

We've been a Smokefree Trust since April 2017 and from January 2018 we're focussing our efforts on supporting service users, carers and our own colleagues to quit smoking in Herefordshire. We do not allow smoking in any of our premises, including our gardens, car...

Recovery College Taster Days

Recovery College Taster Days

Taster days are being held for anyone interested in finding out more about the Severn and Wye Recovery College and the courses on offer. The Recovery College provides courses in topics such as Mental Health First Aid, Mindfulness, and courses teaching the skills to...

A night in the life of an occupational therapist

A night in the life of an occupational therapist

Lucy is an occupational therapist with the Trust's Mental Health Acute Response Team. She shares a night in her life... "I’ve just finished a night shift at the Maxwell Suite and am looking forward to sinking into bed. "On my drive home I have been reflecting on the...

Mulberry Ward wins two awards in Cheltenham in Bloom competition

Mulberry Ward wins two awards in Cheltenham in Bloom competition

Staff at Charlton Lane Hospital’s Mulberry Ward are celebrating after being given two awards in the recent Cheltenham in Bloom competition.  Mulberry Ward was judged in the “Community Category”, where they were awarded the standard of gold, and they were delighted to...

My Road to Recovery, a blog by Ed

My Road to Recovery, a blog by Ed

In March 2016 I was discharged from Laurel House, a recovery unit in Cheltenham. I had been there for 16 months and I left to live on my own. Prior to that, I had been admitted to Wotton Lawn Hospital 14 times in 14 years. There have been a lot of stages in my...

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