NHS in Gloucestershire stepping up Covid-19 response

Health leaders said today that the NHS in Gloucestershire is taking the necessary and next steps in responding to the unfolding Covid-19 situation. This includes putting in place additional measures to help delay the spread of the virus, ensure the safety of patients and staff and maintain essential health services for those that will continue to need them. Speaking on behalf of the NHS in Gloucestershire, Urgent Care Lead at NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and... Read More

Temporary Minor Injury and Illness Unit changes

The NHS has announced some temporary changes to Gloucestershire’s Minor Injury and Illness Units (MIIUs) in order to strengthen staffing at a smaller number of sites. This is being done in a planned way and is one of a number of responsible steps being taken by health services in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. The move will improve the resilience of services, ensuring clinicians are best placed to support patients who need treatment and advice. Demand on MIIU services... Read More

Important Information – Covid-19

Local GPs have issued a strong message appealing to their patients and the public to all join the fight to stop the spread of coronavirus and help GP surgery teams to do their caring jobs under increasingly difficult circumstances. With the unfolding and serious Covid-19 situation, GP surgeries are helping to promote important public health messages, but are also changing the way they work to protect patients and staff. Local GP, Dr Lawrence Fielder from Brunston and Lydbrook... Read More

‘Community hubs’ established to support patients

A number of ‘community hubs’ have been set up in health centres and surgeries across the county to support patients who need face to face medical support and may have possible symptoms of coronavirus. Doctors say it is a responsible measure as the NHS steps up its preparations to support residents in the community and avoid the need for patients to go to hospital wherever possible. Members of the public will not be able to visit the hubs without going through NHS 111 and initial... Read More

NHS in Gloucestershire taking responsible steps to manage Covid-19 situation

From: Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group   18.3.2020 Health leaders said today that the NHS in Gloucestershire is well prepared to respond to the unfolding situation and a range of possible scenarios in relation to Covid-19. This includes putting in place additional measures to help delay the spread of the virus, ensure the safety of patients and staff and... Read More

NHS in Gloucestershire taking responsible steps to manage Covid-19 situation

Health leaders said today that the NHS in Gloucestershire is well prepared to respond to the unfolding situation and a range of possible scenarios in relation to Covid-19. This includes putting in place additional measures to help delay the spread of the virus, ensure the safety of patients and staff and maintain essential health services for those that will continue to need them. Speaking on behalf of the NHS in Gloucestershire, Urgent Care Lead at NHS Gloucestershire Clinical... Read More

NHS Trusts restrict hospital visiting as a precautionary step

The NHS in Gloucestershire has announced that it is restricting visiting to hospitals as a precautionary step from tomorrow (Saturday 14 March, 2020). Trust leaders say that the action is a responsible and proactive measure to take as part of Covid-19 preparedness. The policy will apply to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Cheltenham General Hospital and seven community hospitals in the county – Cirencester, The Dilke (Cinderford), Lydney, North Cotswolds (Moreton-in-Marsh), Stroud,... Read More