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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Sally Morrow, Wendy Howson and Susan McCook-Weir, descendants of George MooreLocal people celebrated the official opening of the newly refurbished George Moore Community Clinic in Bourton-on-the-Water recently with an open morning and tour of the new facilities.

Ingrid Barker, Chair of Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, elected to Foundation Trust Network board to represent England’s community NHS trusts

Ingrid Barker, Chair of Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust

A beautiful new tapestry depicting the four seasons was unveiled by Hugh Tollemarche, High Sherriff of Gloucestershire recently at North Cotswolds hospital. Hugh Tollemarche with tapestry

Tewkesbury Community hospitalA new purpose-built £10 million community hospital for Tewkesbury and surrounding area will be fully operational and accepting patient admissions from Monday 7 October. Outpatient clinics will be transferred to the new facilities from this date, as will the hospital’s new Minor Injuries Unit (MIU).

Stoptober brandingStoptober launches this week to encourage and support people who wish to quit smoking. The national mass stop smoking attempt saw 160,000 people complete the challenge last year.

Someone who quits smoking for Stoptober, and doesn’t smoke again, could gain an extra seven days of life, every 28 days, for the rest of their life. 

Sexual health services promoted as part of national campaign Sexual Health Week 2013Did you know that free, confidential sexual health advice and support is available in Gloucestershire?

Sexual health services in Gloucestershire are being promoted as part of Sexual Health Week 2013 (16 – 22 September), a national campaign which aims to keep people informed about sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) and sexual health.

Tewkesbury Community Hospital signageWork is continuing at Tewkesbury Community Hospital to correct a number of ‘building snags’ that were identified in the final checks to the hospital and its facilities, and which relate to the electrical and mechanical systems. Patients continue to be cared for on the ward at the present hospital site, and a range of outpatient clinics are being run as normal. 

l-r Carole White team manager David Miller Stroud League of Friends chair Theresa Gardiner team manager Dr Peter Carter Carol Grimsdale matronThere was a ‘real buzz’ at the Vale Community Hospital and Stroud General Hospital as nursing staff welcomed Dr Peter Carter, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing last week when he made a special visit.