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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...

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Community Hospitals in the Forest of Dean - Public and Staff Consultation

The 12 week Community Hospitals in the Forest of Dean public and staff consultation ended on 10 December 2017. We would like to thank everyone who has taken part and...

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pupils from chesterton primary schoolHealth staff were sowing the seeds of a greener future at events celebrating NHS Sustainability day this week.

 

Mercia Adams HCA at The Vale using The Hydrant smallA simple, award-winning invention which helps keeps patients hydrated is being rolled out from hospital beds to community health services.


skillzone media pic oneThe hidden dangers of the home was the theme for the day when a group from Gloucester Hindu Elders group visited SkillZone in Gloucester recently. The session, organised by the health lifestyle service from Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, took place in a purpose built house, one of sixteen real-life scenarios inside Skillzone, based in Tuffley.

A roadshow to showcase the benefits and potential of Telecare will be on tour around the county from next week.

Telecare helps people stay safe and independent at home by placing discreet devices around the house which activate when help is needed. They can detect potential incidents like people falling, wandering, taking incorrect doses of medication, or alerting responders to fire, flooding, carbon monoxide or gas leaks.

A tug of war against larger than life cigarettes was held in Gloucester high street, with the city’s town crier joining NHS staff to do battle as part of national No Smoking Day on Wednesday 12 March.

The crier also added his voice to the day, promoting the Quit Shop on Southgate Street and reminding shoppers that a team of stop smoking advisers were offering free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) for people wanting to quit.

PaulinePauline Holden (left) Sarah Biddlecombe (right) with mum Rachel Kendall and baby ErikNEW mums in Gloucestershire can be assured of ‘baby friendly’ support for breast-feeding and nutrition as health professionals have been given a prestigious seal of approval by children’s charity UNICEF.

A world-renowned expert in foot ulcers, Professor William Jeffcoate, visited our podiatry team based atpodiatrystory copy copy Gloucester Royal Hospital recently, to hear about their work on a national diabetes clinical research trial.

After the bad weather that has hit the county recently, we can announce that the car park at Tewkesbury Community Hospital is open aTewkesbury Community Hospital signage - small copygain.