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Parents urged to protect their children against flu

Parents urged to protect their children against flu

As we enter the 2021-2022 flu season, the Immunisation Team at Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are reminding parents of the importance of protecting their children against the virus by ensuring they have their flu vaccination. Flu is not just a...

Team of the Week – Covid Response Team

Team of the Week – Covid Response Team

Our Team of the Week is the Covid Response Team which provides a service for members of the public who need testing ahead of planned procedures and for staff in order to help get them back to work as soon as possible to keep our services running. Over the past year...

Op COURAGE: Providing mental health support for our veterans

Op COURAGE: Providing mental health support for our veterans

The first call for help takes courage. If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health or wellbeing, expert help is available from Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service. If you’re due to leave the Armed Forces, just left the...

Major Refurbishment at Stroud General Hospital

Major Refurbishment at Stroud General Hospital

Stroud General Hospital is to undergo a £2m refurbishment aimed at bringing the oldest parts of the Victorian building up to the standards required for 21st century healthcare. Jubilee Ward and the Minor Injuries and Illness Unit (MIIU) – which are both located in...

‘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...

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,...

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...

Gloucestershire Christmas Pharmacy Opening Hours

Gloucestershire Christmas Pharmacy Opening Hours

Over the Christmas and New Year period pharmacy opening hours across Gloucestershire will be different. Full details of Christmas and New Year Pharmacy open hours can be viewed here.

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...

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...

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...

Pascual and JFK – a blog post by Shaun Clee (CEO)

Pascual and JFK – a blog post by Shaun Clee (CEO)

In 1961, when John F Kennedy was visiting NASA for the first time, he asked a man what he did there. "I am helping put a man on the moon" was the now famous reply. The man was one of the janitors. Pascual heads up our Hotel Services Team at Charlton Lane Hospital, in...

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind with Aspire2GoodHealth

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind with Aspire2GoodHealth

The 2gether Community Physiotherapy Team has partnered with Aspire Sports and Cultural Trust to develop a health and wellbeing hub for 2gether service users. The project, called Aspire2goodHealth, officially opened its doors at GL1 leisure centre, in Gloucester, on...

Our top tips for staying cool this summer

Our top tips for staying cool this summer

Our Working Well team have put together these great tips for keeping cool. Make sure you have access to a fan, but don’t point it directly at you Splash your pulse points with cold water (i.e. run cold water over your wrists) Drink cold drinks regularly, such as water...

Help us to improve online health information in Gloucestershire

Help us to improve online health information in Gloucestershire

We know that if you are living with a long-term condition, you will spend around six hours a year with a healthcare professional and the remaining 8,754 hours managing your health yourself. This is a big challenge, but we also know that many people have the strength...

New Hub to Become Base for Gloucester Services

New Hub to Become Base for Gloucester Services

A building in central Gloucester is to be redeveloped as the new home for many of the city’s community mental health services. ²gether NHS Foundation Trust has purchased Pullman Place, in Great Western Road. The four-storey building will provide high quality, purpose...

New Health Facility for the Forest of Dean

New Health Facility for the Forest of Dean

A new base for the teams who treat and support people with mental illnesses, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions has opened in the Forest of Dean. ²gether NHS Foundation Trust’s new Forest ‘hub’ at Colliers Court, in Cinderford, will be home to...

Art Psychotherapy Groups in Gloucestershire Museums

Art Psychotherapy Groups in Gloucestershire Museums

²gether NHS Foundation Trust has been using Gloucestershire’s museums to provide a different environment for art psychotherapy sessions for people experiencing mental health issues. The groups have been run by Art Psychotherapists from the trust’s Complex...

People with learning disabilities urged to get their flu vaccination

People with learning disabilities urged to get their flu vaccination

People with learning disabilities in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire are being encouraged to get their flu vaccination if they’ve been contacted by their GP. It is estimated there are 1.2 million people in England that have a learning disability many of whom...

²gether Staff Help Patients Become Smokefree

²gether Staff Help Patients Become Smokefree

Dozens of people have given up smoking in the last year with the help of the Smokefree Champions from ²gether NHS Foundation Trust. The champions will be redoubling their efforts to help people quit for No Smoking Day, which is on Wednesday (March 13). Manning stands...

Trust Encourages Communities to Combat Loneliness this Christmas

Trust Encourages Communities to Combat Loneliness this Christmas

Mental health experts are calling upon people throughout Gloucestershire and Herefordshire to help combat loneliness this Christmas. Research suggests that loneliness can have a significant impact on both physical and mental health. Figures from the Mental Health...

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