Supporting you during Covid-19

Health services across Gloucestershire have made changes to the way they work, ensuring continued access to care and support, whilst providing a safe environment for staff and patients.  Read More

Mental Health Helpline during Covid-19

A 24-hour a day, seven day a week helpline is now available for anyone in Gloucestershire experiencing mental health distress and needing urgent support or advice. The service is available by ringing 0800 169 0398. The line is staffed by mental health professionals who can offer guidance and advice to help you or someone you care for through the initial stages of a mental health crisis. Other sources of support for mental health and wellbeing both locally in Gloucestershire and... Read More

Fire Service and NHS help to increase Covid-19 testing in care homes

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) and NHS staff have teamed up to help care homes in the county with testing residents and staff for Covid-19. The Accelerated Care Home Provision Outreach Service has been set up to improve access to Covid-19 testing and deliver local support to care homes where the need is greatest. Sarah Scott, Director of Public Health for Gloucestershire and Chair of Gloucestershire’s Strategic Coordinating Group, said: “Staff in care homes... Read More

Got symptoms that need to be checked out urgently?

Help us help you get the treatment you need.     The NHS in Gloucestershire is launching the Help us, help you get the treatment you need campaign in the county today. Clinicians are urging local people to seek medical help if they are worried about their health or have symptoms that need to be checked out urgently. Even with the current Covid-19 pandemic, people will continue to suffer from other illnesses and will need the help of the NHS. Nationally, the number of people... Read More

How we’re helping patients stay connected with loved ones

Colleagues across Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are helping to ensure patients at their hospitals can keep in touch with loved ones during the current suspension on visiting due to Covid-19. A number of initiatives have been rolled out across the hospitals to ensure regular contact can be maintained, despite the current difficulties. Communication hubs have been set up in community hospitals, to provide a dedicated telephone service between patients and... Read More