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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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...

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Podiatry - Sally Willerton - smallerPodiatry services in Gloucestershire were given a national profile recently when Chris Boden, head of the Trust’s podiatry services, produced a high-level piece of strategy work to identify how Allied Health Professionals - podiatrists specifically – can help support older people to maintain their independence at home and prevent unnecessary hospital admissions. 

Volunteer Gordon Blewitt, nominated Volunteer of the Year for his work at Dilke Memorial Hospital Local people are being invited to drop in to our volunteer recruitment events at the community hospitals in the Forest of Dean this month. 

Heart of Gloucestershire Community Awards 2013The important role played by young carers is being recognised by our Trust which, for the second year running, is sponsoring the Caring Hero (Under 18) category of the Heart of Gloucestershire & Community Awards. The awards, which are being held later this month, recognise and celebrate the community heroes who do so much to help others.

walk a mile in my shoesHealth improvement facilitators from Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will be joining local charity Carers Gloucestershire on Saturday 15 June to recognise the important role played by the 63,000 unpaid carers in the county and to help publicise the range of advice and support services available .   ‘Walk a Mile in my Shoes’ is being run as part of national Carer’s week, to recognise the difference that carers make in Gloucestershire.  Open to all ages, the one-mile walk round Gloucester Park starts at 11am and walkers are asked to raise a minimum £10 sponsorship.

science festivalSpeech and language therapy will be represented at this year’s Science Festival as part of ‘An extraordinary day in health’. The team’s stand at Sandford Education Centre in Cheltenham will showcase the range of communication aids available to patients who find it more difficult to communicate due to such conditions as strokes, progressive neurological conditions, or head and neck cancer.

telecare gadgetThe county’s Telecare service is calling for more people to test out GPS* devices as part of a six-month trial aimed at improving support in the community for people with memory loss or learning disabilities.

Barton and Tredworth volunteering event March 2013A promotional event to encourage new volunteers to become involved in their local NHS organisations was successful in attracting thirty members of the public to find out more about the opportunities available. 

Caroline Sloan, children's physiotherapist, with service user at Quedgeley ClinicQuedgeley Clinic has undergone a full refurbishment as part of an investment in children’s healthcare services by Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust.