Nearly 10,000 of the county’s most vulnerable people supported by telephone service

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, back in April, local health services joined forces to help GP surgeries support and care for their most vulnerable residents through a newly established telephone support service. The Vulnerable People’s Telephone Support Service, which ran from 15 April until 2 July when the government announced a relaxation of shielding restrictions, was operated by staff from NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Gloucestershire Health and... Read More

Temporary MIIU Closures – Update

Statement from Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust: Three Minor Injury and Illness Units (MIIUs) temporarily closed in March will remain closed for a further three months. The closures of the MIIUs at The Vale, Dilke and Tewkesbury Hospitals were first announced in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. On Tuesday (14 July) the decision to continue these temporary closures was ratified at a meeting of the county’s Health and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee. John... Read More

NHS Trusts ease some restrictions on hospital visiting

The NHS in Gloucestershire is easing some of the restrictions around visiting hospitals as part of the next phase of COVID-19 planning. The restrictions, which were implemented in March to limit the spread of the virus and protect patients, staff and visitors, stopped all visits* during the peak of the pandemic. Now, from 8 July 2020, a limited number of visits will be permitted, as long as visitors adhere to specific guidelines which include wearing a face covering and maintaining... Read More