Changes at Cheltenham Hospital

There have been a succession of changes in the provision of services being provided at Cheltenham General Hospital – as you will see there has been mainly a general weakening and undermining of the services at the Hospital.

1999-2000 Ear Nose and Throat (adult and paediatric) surgery moves from Cheltenham General Hospital to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

2002 – East Gloucestershire NHST & Gloucestershire Royal NHST merge to form Gloucestershire Hospitals NHST

2005 Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust publishes plans to downgrade Cheltenham General Hospital Battledown Childrens’ ward

2005 Local GP Dr Bob Hodges stands as independent candidate in General Election to oppose plans to close Cheltenham General Hospital Battledown Childrens’ Ward

2006 Cheltenham General Hospital Battledown Childrens’ ward downgraded

2006 Cheltenham General Hospital Maternity Ward downgraded from full consultant led department to midwife led unit. Gloucestershire Royal Hospital becomes only consultant led maternity unit in the County.

2008 Gynaecology and Womens’ services centralised to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

2011 Urology centralised to Cheltenham General Hospital

2013 – Cheltenham General Hospital Accident & Emergency Department downgraded to nurse led unit during overnight hours 2000hrs – 0800hrs. Gloucestershire Royal Hospital is now the only 24/7 consultant led Accident and Emergency unit in the County.

2013 Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust produces Division of Surgery Strategy 2013-2018 document

2013 Early Day Motion called by Alex Chalk MP in Parliament about Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Surgery Strategy proposals

2014 Vascular Surgery centralises at Cheltenham General Hospital

2017 Reorganisation of Trauma and Orthopaedics – All trauma/emergency and major elective spinal surgery to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and elective orthopaedics to Cheltenham General Hospital

2017 All Emergency medicine centralised to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

2017 Cardiology and Gastroenterology centralised to Cheltenham General Hospital

2018 Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts publishes proposal to move emergency and elective general surgery from Cheltenham General Hospital to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

2019 Gloucestershire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust withdraws plans to move emergency and elective general surgery from Cheltenham General Hospital after threat of Judicial Review

 

β€œTo have a fully functioning, fully staffed A&E Department operating 24/7 re-instated at Cheltenham General Hospital, which serves a population of at least 200,000 in Cheltenham, Tewkesbury Borough, and the North Cotswolds, at the earliest possible opportunity.”

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