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Stroud hospital ward set to receive major facelift

Stroud hospital ward set to receive major facelift

    Stroud General Hospital’s Cashes Green Ward is set to receive a major facelift, thanks to an ambitious refurbishment project due to commence later this week [Friday 27 July]. Detailed plans for the six-figure renovation programme have been developed, led...

Trust celebrates Good rating from health regulator

Trust celebrates Good rating from health regulator

    Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust is celebrating after the Care Quality Commission upgraded its rating of the Trust to ‘Good’. A team of Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of health and care services,...

Gloucestershire NHS apprentices best in the South West

Gloucestershire NHS apprentices best in the South West

Three Gloucestershire NHS apprentices were awarded for their commitment and service to the NHS at a special regional awards ceremony. Jess Carmen, Meg Cooke and Amanda Spencer, from Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, won accolades at Health Education England’s...

Announcement of new Joint Chief Executive

Announcement of new Joint Chief Executive

    Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and 2gether NHS Foundation Trust are delighted to announce the appointment of a Joint Chief Executive for both organisations. Paul Roberts has been selected in the role of Joint Chief Executive following a...

Adverse weather update: March 2 2018

Adverse weather update: March 2 2018

      Due to the impact of snow on the number of patients arriving at Dilke Minor Injuries and Illness Unit, it has now closed and will remain closed throughout Saturday March 3. All other Minor Injuries and Illness Units across the county will be...

School immunisations programme boosts flu vaccination rate

School immunisations programme boosts flu vaccination rate

Flu immunisation rates amongst young children in Gloucestershire soared this winter thanks to provision of a school-based vaccination programme. For the first time in Gloucestershire, children in Reception and school years one to four were offered immunisations at...

Nurse Ruth Hamlin scoops Best Newcomer Award

Nurse Ruth Hamlin scoops Best Newcomer Award

    Congratulations to Ruth Hamlin for winning Best Newcomer at the Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist Awards in 2017. Ruth joined the Trust’s Parkinson’s team as a specialist nurse in April 2017, having previously worked as a hospital ward nurse in Bath...

Brand new NHS Wheelchair website for Gloucestershire

Brand new NHS Wheelchair website for Gloucestershire

The Gloucestershire Wheelchair Assessment Service (GWAS) has launched a brand new website - http://www.gloswheelchairservice.nhs.uk/ The new website provides an online source of information about how referrals can be made to the service via a GP or healthcare...

Getting back on track after cancer treatment

Getting back on track after cancer treatment

A project helping patients take back control of their lives and speed recovery after treatment for breast, prostate or colorectal cancer has proved so powerful it has secured further funding from Macmillan Cancer Support. It brings Macmillan’s financial commitment to...

High profile campaign launch as the NHS prepares for winter

High profile campaign launch as the NHS prepares for winter

    The NHS in Gloucestershire is launching its winter campaign and asking people to think twice before heading to A&E or calling 999 when it’s not an emergency. The campaign visuals under the banner ‘Some people really need A&E, Do you?’ gives...

Celebration for Stroud and Vale HCAs

Celebration for Stroud and Vale HCAs

Congratulations to seven Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) from Stroud General and the Vale Community Hospitals, who have recently been awarded Care Certificates.  The group have been part of a 12 week training and development programme, learning the skills and...

Sexual Assault Referral Centre commended

Sexual Assault Referral Centre commended

The Gloucestershire Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) has been awarded the Police Commander's Commendation for Excellence by Gloucestershire Police.   This is in recognition of the team’s continued support and assistance to victims of sexual offences and...

Volunteer open day at North Cotswolds Hospital

Volunteer open day at North Cotswolds Hospital

Hospital Ward Volunteers Do you enjoy talking to people, listening to music, reading newspapers and/or supporting people through befriending activities? Have some spare time and want to put this to good use? We would love you to spend time with patients on the...

Trust teams celebrated at national SystmOne awards

Trust teams celebrated at national SystmOne awards

Two Trust teams have been recognised for their work on SystmOne at the first ever SystmOne Innovation Awards.  Time to Care, a Listening into Action (LiA) team, won the Workforce Experience Award for designing and implementing a RAG (Red Amber Green) capacity...

Joint chair appointed for Gloucestershire Care Services and 2gether

Joint chair appointed for Gloucestershire Care Services and 2gether

    A joint Chair has been appointed following last month’s announcement that 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust are working on proposals to  integrate as a single organisation.Ingrid Barker was chosen following a...

Services showcased at Trust AGM

Services showcased at Trust AGM

    The Trust held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 27 September at Oxstalls Campus, University of Gloucestershire. We were pleased to welcome over 100 members of the public, stakeholders, partner organisations and colleagues to the event, with...

Trust AGM taking place on Wednesday 27 September

Trust AGM taking place on Wednesday 27 September

The Trust’s 2017 Annual General Meeting and Exhibition on Wednesday 27 September at Oxstalls Campus, University of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Lane, Longlevens, Gloucester, GL2 9HW.  The theme for this year’s Exhibition (4pm-6pm) is “Understanding You”, where you...

Help shape school nursing and health visiting services

Help shape school nursing and health visiting services

Gloucestershire County Council is running a consultation on some changes to public health nursing (including health visiting and school nursing) . It’s part of work being done in the Trust with the county council to bring together health visiting and school nursing...

State-of-the-art mobile theatre unit at Tewkesbury Community Hospital

State-of-the-art mobile theatre unit at Tewkesbury Community Hospital

Repair work to the flooring on the first floor of Tewkesbury Community Hospital commenced in early July, and service users requiring inpatient care have been accommodated in an alternative care setting at Cirencester Hospital during this time.  The operating...

Chance to meet your local health visitor

Chance to meet your local health visitor

The county’s health visitors will be on a high street near you over the next couple of weeks, and they’re inviting everyone along to meet the team and find out more about the service.   Health visitors are registered nurses or midwives and come from a wide range...

Dilke Memorial Hospital MIIU on track to re-open as planned

Dilke Memorial Hospital MIIU on track to re-open as planned

Dilke Memorial Hospital Minor Injuries and Illness Unit (MIIU) is set to reopen on Monday 14 August following a six-week refurbishment project.  Work to upgrade the unit began on Saturday 1 July and includes a new assessment and triage facility, a dedicated...

Seventy year old portrait unveiled at Cirencester Hospital

Seventy year old portrait unveiled at Cirencester Hospital

A portrait of a trainee nurse at Cirencester Hospital in the 1940s has been restored and reframed to its former glory.  The painting shows Joan Walsh (nee Saxton), originally from Berkley, as a student nurse. Joan trained at the hospital for three years before...

What matters to you? Supporting you in your community

What matters to you? Supporting you in your community

  We are running an event (flyer attached here) where we want to hear from local people about what it’s like to grow older and live with a health condition in their communities. We also want to explore “what is frailty?” and find out how health, social and...

Repair work to flooring at Tewkesbury Community Hospital

Repair work to flooring at Tewkesbury Community Hospital

We have identified the need to undertake some repair work to the flooring on the first floor of Tewkesbury Community Hospital. The first floor accommodates a 20-bed inpatient ward and an operating theatre suite. We want to complete this work before the...

Gloucestershire Respiratory team raise £250 for charity

Gloucestershire Respiratory team raise £250 for charity

Community respiratory nurses and physiotherapists in Gloucestershire have raised £250 for the British Lung Foundation with a bake sale and a raffle.  The team’s fundraising efforts took place during the charity’s Breathe Easy Week, and will contribute towards...

Improvements to the Dilke Memorial Hospital MIIU

Improvements to the Dilke Memorial Hospital MIIU

The Dilke Memorial Hospital Minor Injuries and Illness Unit (MIIU) will close for six weeks from Saturday 1 July to allow necessary refurbishment work to take place. The refurbishment work will offer patients a new MIIU assessment and triage facility, a dedicated...

Good luck Becky!

Good luck Becky!

    Becky Fortnam, a Speech and Language Therapist in the Children’s Complex Care Team, is running in the Cheltenham Challenge Half Marathon this Sunday, to raise funds to support Children’s Services at the Trust.Becky, 25, has been part of the team for two...

MSK services commended at national awards

MSK services commended at national awards

The Gloucestershire Musculoskeletal Clinical Programme Group was 'Highly Commended' at the 2017 Health Service Journal Value in Healthcare Awards. A total of 13 NHS services committed to working together to develop an ‘integrated MSK model’ which was showcased at the...

Celebrations at Staff Awards

Celebrations at Staff Awards

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust colleagues celebrated their achievements at the Trust’s annual Celebrating You awards last week. There were three separate events during the day on Wednesday 17 May held in Coleford, Gloucester and Cirencester to enable as many...

Staff Nurse featues in Alternative Rich List

Staff Nurse featues in Alternative Rich List

Jenny Turner, Staff Nurse at North Cotswolds Hospital, featured in the recent Sunday Time Alternative Rich List. Jenny, now 77, has been a nurse for 61 years and has not had a day off sick since 1957. The Alternative Rich List celebrates people who have a wealth of...

Dying Matters … what can you do?

Dying Matters … what can you do?

We know that death, dying and bereavement tend to be topics which many people are not comfortable talking about. However, the NHS in Gloucestershire is encouraging people to talk about these important issues as part of a campaign to promote awareness of the benefits...

Camera donation lets dentists give patients additional focus

Camera donation lets dentists give patients additional focus

Community dentists in Stroud have a new way of assessing patients for treatment thanks to the donation of a digital camera by the League of Friends. The community dental service, based in Redwood House, provides treatment for people with special medical or social care...

Trust receives Investors in People (IiP) Accreditation

Trust receives Investors in People (IiP) Accreditation

  Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust has received Investors in People (IiP) accreditation. The balance of evidence from the online assessments, face-to-face interviews, documentary evidence and observation produced a final outcome which confirms that the...

Trust flu jab uptake reaches 56%

Trust flu jab uptake reaches 56%

As of March 2017 the Trust has vaccinated 56.2% of patient-facing staff against flu. This represents a significant increase on the uptake of flu vaccinations since last year and means the Trust has met the performance target agreed with commissioners. A big thank you...

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