Press Coverage

15 July 2020 – Punchline – REACH outlines concerns over hospital safety.
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15 July 2020 – Raikes Journal – Pressure group meets county decision makers over its safety concerns at Gloucestershire hospitals. 
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18 June 2020 – Punchline – Group REACH out for views on hospitals.
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14 May 2020 – Gloucestershire Live – Health campaigners ask hospital bosses to confirm Cheltenham General Hospital A&E closures are temporary.
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5 February 2020 – Punchline – Survey results send clear message on future of A&E in Cheltenham.
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11 September 2019
– Punchline – Campaign group launches its own survey on A&E future.
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6 September 2019 – Punchline – Call for transparency over Hospital’s future.
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1 September 2019  – Gloucestershire Live – The Sky and BBC sports presenter caught up in delays at A&E.
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1 September 2019 – Gloucestershire Live -The Patient whose life was saved at Cheltenham A & E in plea to make sure it stays open.
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31 August 2019 – Gloucestershire Live – Campaigners claim NHS Document has potential to mislead the public.
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20 August 2019 – The future of Cheltenham’s A&E is now officially up for discussion
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5 August 2019 – Cheltenham A&E closure consultation paused after public outcry
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2 August 2019 – Cynical A&E closure plans slammed by town’s MP
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21 February 2019 – Minister urged to rethink Gloucestershire Hospitals pilot
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2018 – Surgeons say Gloucestershire Hospitals plan “not safe”
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2013– A&E stable emergency patients able to be accepted at Cheltenham General Hospital
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2013 – Early Day Motion – Emergency Surgery could end at Cheltenham General Hospital within 5 years
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2013 Strategy document, which led to Early Day Motion – note content in section 2 page 8

2013 – Cheltenham A&E Ambulance closure comes into force
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2006 – CGH Maternity downgrade to midwife led births only
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2006 – Charlie Chan commentary in Daily Telegraph – the solution is to depoliticise healthcare
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2005 – General Election – Dr Bob Hodges fights to save Battledown paediatric ward
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