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New non-executive director joins our board

North Bristol NHS Trust is pleased to welcome Dr Sarah Purdy as a non-executive director to our Trust board. Dr Sarah Purdy has a distinguished track record as a clinician and lecturer including, in primary care, psychiatry and research. Her roles...
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Festive float returns to streets in support of Southmead Hospital

The Float Group will be returning to the streets of north Bristol to spread some festive cheer in support of NHS services. For more than 30 years the Christmas float has been heading out with volunteer healthcare staff to provide entertainment and...
SHC 2021 Christmas appeal

Donate to support our patients, families and staff this Christmas

Southmead Hospital Charity has launched its annual Christmas Appeal, calling on people across Bristol and beyond to support our patients, their families and the staff who care for them. The Appeal focuses on the life, love and loss that families...
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Do you have any of our crutches to return to us?

We are appealing for your help in returning any crutches you may have borrowed from us after an accident or injury. Some people manage to return their crutches to us but there are plenty that never make it back to our Emergency Department. If you...
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Milk Bank celebrates 10th anniversary

The Donor Milk Bank at Southmead Hospital is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The bank receives milk from donors, which is used to support the most vulnerable premature babies across the South West. Southmead Hospital’s Donor Milk Bank opened on...
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Nine in ten people support the need for changes to stroke services

NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is set to review public consultation feedback on improvements to stroke services across the area next week (2 November). Feedback showed that nine in ten people...
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World Stroke Day - Art Exhibition

A new art exhibition by artist, poet and former patient Hazel Hammond is on display at Southmead Hospital, this World Stroke Day. Located in Gate 36, the exhibition has been coordinated by our Fresh Arts team, who work and support our staff, patients...
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Statement from Bristol’s COVID-19 Local Engagement Board and One City Partners

Our fight against coronavirus has been long, challenging and exhausting for everyone. We know that everyone has had to make a sacrifice. Now we are seeing lives and livelihoods are being disrupted once again - the virus is thriving as people gather...
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Bristol’s NHS Trusts tackling climate change together

Bristol’s NHS trusts are renewing their efforts to become carbon neutral by 2030, in the run-up to COP26. North Bristol NHS Trust and University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust were among the first NHS organisations in the UK to...
Medical Director, Tim Whittlestone

Tim Whittlestone appointed as Medical Director

Tim Whittlestone has been appointed as North Bristol NHS Trust Medical Director on a permanent basis following an open recruitment process. Tim previously occupied the role on an interim basis. Tim will start in his new role straight away, taking a...