Weʼre raising £2,500 to restore a 24/7 service to Cheltenham A&E and stop general surgery moving to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.
- Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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We desperately need to preserve the key services to CGH; A&E (as a 24/7 dept.) and general surgery, which will keep it functioning as a fully-fledged General Hospital. Losing this status, as an ‘acute hospital’ that receives emergency patients, will mean that EVERY resident in Gloucestershire will have to travel to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (GRH) for emergency care. GRH often has no available beds, which will lead to much longer waiting times in A&E, more patients lying on trolleys in corridors and people being transferred out of county.
Therefore, this will affect not just those living in Cheltenham and North of Gloucestershire, but everyone in Gloucestershire as a whole!
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Dec 30, 2019
This is a growing popular town and together with an increasing retired population this service is essential.
Dec 12, 2019
Dec 3, 2019
This campaign is in every Gloucestershire citizen's interest. I am donating for the well being of our community.
Dec 1, 2019
Life and death struggle
Nov 23, 2019
We need a proper A & E
Nov 18, 2019
Keep on fighting for the people of Gloucestershire!
Nov 16, 2019
Waiting times, targets - the news omits to mention the number of A&E departments downgraded or planned for closure. Same number of patients, fewer facilities = longer waits. Keep our A&E open!
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The Restore Emergency At Cheltenham Hospital campaign launched in 2013 to restore a fully functioning A&E Dept operating 24/7 at Cheltenham General Hospital (CGH). Further threats to services at CGH prompted REACH to widened its role to “Keeping Cheltenham a General Hospital”.