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Latest Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Stories

2008-10-05 00:00:24

Gloucestershire's health watchdog has called on the Government to make hospitals in the UK keep accurate records of knife related assaults. The county's Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee has written to MP Alan Johnson, Secretary of State for Health, asking for a national reporting code for knife assaults to be adopted. The move follows a request by the committee to find out the number of hospital admissions for assaults in the county from Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation...

2008-09-05 00:00:25

By james knock Patients in need of emergency medical attention could be seen quicker under a new hospital scheme. The proposals by the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would mean new assessment units being set up at Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal hospitals. In the receiving area, patients would be assessed and sent to the appropriate doctor. Currently, patients might be seen by the receptionist, nurse and a doctor before being sent to a specialist....


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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