Press releases & statements
Pioneering new ‘smart needle’ could revolutionise cancer diagnosis
Scientists have developed a pioneering new technique that can detect and diagnose one of the most common types of cancer within seconds - using light.
Restricted visiting on two wards in Cheltenham
Following a recent case of diarrhoea & vomiting illness in the community, as a precautionary measure, members of the public are being asked not to visit relatives and friends on Guiting and Woodmancote Wards at Cheltenham General Hospital today.
NHS initiative aims to reduce babies’ contact with second-hand smoke
Gloucestershire Maternity and Neonatal teams are taking part in the Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative (MNHSC), to increase the number of babies discharged to a smoke-free home.
Leading Gloucestershire surgeon appointed ambassador of national quality programme
The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme has appointed a leading orthopaedic surgeon from the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, to work as a clinical ambassador in its London hub.
Cheltenham A&E announcement
Following media coverage today about the future of Cheltenham General Hospital’s A&E department, we are pleased to have had the support today of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in communicating our message that there are no proposals to close Cheltenham A&E.
Fit for the Future engagement hearing: Thursday 24th October 11.30am - 5pm. LIVE STREAM
An independently chaired Engagement Hearing will be held in public on Thursday 24 October 2019 offering people an opportunity to share their ideas and views on developing urgent and specialist hospital care in Gloucestershire in the future.
AHPs Day 14 October
We want to say thank you to all our Allied Health Professionals for their dedication to delivering outstanding patient care.
NHS continues public discussion on urgent and hospital care in Gloucestershire
NHS leaders in the county say they want Gloucestershire to be ‘at the leading edge of healthcare’ as they resume a public discussion on ideas for how community urgent care and specialist hospital services could be provided in the future.
Launch of Research4Gloucestershire drives research agenda
Exciting new opportunities in research in Gloucestershire are being explored thanks to the launch of a new research arm of the county’s Integrated Care System (ICS).
Annual Members' meeting - 12 September 2019
Join us at our Annual Members’ Meeting on Thursday 12 September 2019
World Hepatitis Day 2019 28 July and event 29 July
This World Hepatitis Day, our specialist hepatology (liver) team are spreading the message that hepatitis C is curable using new direct-acting antivirals (DAAs).
Volunteers to assist with scalp cooling clinics in the Oncology Centre
Scalp cooling treatment can be used to combat chemotherapy induced hair loss and we are looking for volunteers.
Armed Forces Day Picnic in the Park
The event is aimed at celebrating Armed Forces Day as well as raising awareness about how we are improving NHS care for veteran, reservist and serving members of our armed forces and their families.
We are launching a new initiative which enables us to demonstrate how we offer our patients, their families and our staff open, non-judgmental and inclusive care and support regardless of how people define themselves.
Learning disability in the spotlight conference
Find out more about learning disability needs of patients an acute setting
Veteran Aware Hospitals
We have been named a Veteran Aware hospitals trust in recognition of our commitment to improving NHS care for veterans, reservists, members of the armed forces and their families.
Staff Advice and Support Hub launched
New Hub supports staff through the pressures of work and modern life
Restricted visiting on Wards 4b & 8B at GRH
Wards 4B and 8B at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital are currently restricting visiting as a precautionary measure due to patients on those wards having flu-like illness and diarrhoea and vomiting.
Radiographer Recruitment Event
We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Radiographers who are looking to gain experience in all aspects of general radiography, trauma, orthopaedics, and digital fluoroscopy.
Smoking on our sites
We appeal to smokers to take their cigarettes well away from our buildings and grounds
We’re supporting National Apprenticeship Week (4 – 8 March)
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is taking the opportunity to highlight apprenticeship at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals throughout the week.
Healthcare Science Week March 8th – 17th
A better career starts here at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Make a difference and become a healthcare scientist! During Healthcare Science Week we are inviting year 11s and above to meet our teams, take a tour and take part in interactive sessions.
CQC rating: Good
We are delighted to announce that the CQC has rated Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GHNHSFT) as ‘GOOD’ overall, following a comprehensive inspection of services last autumn.
Stop! Think… Keep Accident and Emergency clear for real emergencies
A new powerful county-wide campaign launches today highlighting the need to keep Gloucestershire’s two Accident and Emergency Departments clear for real emergencies.
Sign up for our virtual winter ward!
We're reducing the reliance on external agency nurses through our virtual winter ward.
Temporary Changes to Community X-ray Services
It has been agreed that the provision of X-ray services in Gloucestershire will be revised on an interim basis to ensure that the most specialist services can continue to be provided safely. The temporary changes are a response to the high levels of radiographer vacancies being experienced in Gloucestershire.
Macmillan cancer information hub opens at GRH
British actress Emma Samms MBE has officially launched a new cancer support service at GRH
S.H.E.D launched to support Dads at Gloucestershire’s Neonatal Unit
S.H.E.D is a new group for fathers of babies who start their life at Gloucester’s neonatal unit
Home Fire Safety week at our hospitals
We are working with GlosFire this week to promote home fire safety
Construction partner appointed for £39.5m capital project
We are pleased to announce that Kier will be our partner for the £39.5m capital project
Voluntary complementary therapists for Oncology patients
Volunteer therapists wanted to work with cancer patients
Come along to our Annual Members’ Meeting
Members of the public will have an opportunity to glimpse hospital life through the eyes of a clinician as part of this year’s Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM).
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is currently recruiting caring, dedicated Registered Nurses to work at Gloucester Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals.
Improvements in identifying Sepsis
We were highlighted by NHS England earlier this year as one of the Trusts that has seen the greatest improvements in identifying and treating sepsis.
Looking for volunteer hairdressers and nail technicians to support cancer patients
We are looking for volunteer hair dressers and nail technicians to help cancer patients
Celebrating National Breastfeeding Week
Staff at the hospitals will be celebrating National Breastfeeding week by taking their specialised support services out on the road from 21st June.
Volunteer Reflexology and Massage therapists for Oncology
We're looking for people to join our experienced team of volunteer therapists
Chest Fund's generosity
The Gloucestershire Chest Fund has kindly donated 6 non-invasive ventilators
Gloucestershire’s first ever DiAthlete Event
You are invited to Gloucestershire’s first ever DiAthlete Event run by Gavin Griffiths
Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week 2018
Where to turn if you’re struggling with becoming a parent
Easter Egg Donation
Over Easter, local charity ‘Feed the Hungry’ donated around 1,500 chocolate eggs for our inpatients, our volunteers and our staff.
£39.5m capital announcement
Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals have been awarded £39.5m of capital funding to modernise hospital buildings, transform services and deliver even better patient care.
Deborah Lee ranked a top 50 NHS Chief Executive
Our Chief Executive has been named one of the top 50 CEOs in the NHS in The Health Service Journal.
Our Snow Heroes
We are incredibly grateful to our staff for the continued commitment and professionalism that they’ve shown throughout the winter months.
National Maternity Survey
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) published has published the National Maternity Survey and the results reveal the responses from women who had given birth in February 2017.
Smoking on Gloucestershire Hospitals sites
We appeal to smokers to take their cigarettes well away from our buildings and grounds, and hope that they will consider others before they light up.
Thomas joins Harvey's Gang at GRH
Six year old Thomas was the first patient at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital to be part of Harvey’s Gang when he visited our pathology labs with his brother Lewis and mum Lorraine on 20th December.
Panto cast brings joy to children
Panto actors dressed in bright and colourful costumes brought some festive cheer to children at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.
Good news for patients with Hyperemisis
Women suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) can now be looked after as day cases following an innovative move by the Trust designed to improve patient experience.
Volunteer massage therapists in oncology
We are looking for new volunteer massage therapists to add to the team working in our Oncology Centre at Cheltenham.
Occupational Therapy Week 2017
It is Occupational Therapy Week between 6th - 12th November and we are taking the opportunity to promote the ways in which the OT profession improves the lives of our patients and service users.
Smoking signage gets a fresh new look
Visitors to our sites this week will notice eye-catching new signs requesting that patients refrain from smoking on our sites, including in the grounds.
NHS Warriors take on military challenge
A team of local hospital staff, led by their Chief Executive Deborah Lee, will face up to an epic army challenge on Exmoor this weekend to raise vital funds for local cancer patients.
New 99 shuttlebus service launches
We are proud to announce that we will be working with local family company Pulham’s Coaches to provide its newly revised 99 shuttlebus service.
Maternity Insight Project
We are currently working on a project looking at the experience of women using our maternity service.
Report into financial governance
An independent review into financial governance arrangements at our Trust has been published and shows that we are making good progress in returning the organisation to financial balance and ensuring that it is soundly governed.
Baby's movements matter
Midwives at our Maternity Units are introducing initiatives to improve information for parents-to-be on the importance of being aware of their baby’s movements as we embrace national guidelines about reducing rates of stillbirth.
Response to CQC Report
The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) inspection report has praised staff for their compassion, kindness and overriding commitment to patient care.
Now you have the opportunity to ask your own questions of a prestigious panel of decision makers in our county, and get some answers.
Breastfeeding & Baby Friendly success
Staff at our hospitals are celebrating National Breastfeeding Week this week as well as their success in achieving the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation once again.
Muslim community donation
The Muslim Community in Gloucester has raised over £8000 for a new high-tech birthing bed for use in the Women’s Centre at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.