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NHS Nightingale Hospital Bristol

Friday, 3 April 2020

Work has begun to convert the Exhibition and Conference Centre on UWE Bristol’s Frenchay campus into a 300-bed temporary hospital to provide hundreds of extra beds if local services need them during the peak of coronavirus. The hospital is expected...Read more

Do your bit for the NHS and save lives by using the right services

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire residents are being urged to do their bit for the NHS and help save lives during the Covid-19 outbreak, by using the right health services for their needs. Local health and care leaders want...Read more

Backing the ‘Before Their Time’ campaign with Dying Matters

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Health and care leaders in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire back ‘Before Their Time’ campaign Health and care leaders, including senior doctors and nurses across the region, have pledged their support to a new national campaign encouraging people to...Read more

Contacting PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service) during COVID-19

Monday, 30 March 2020

During this challenging period we welcome and encourage our patients, families and friends to provide feedback of any sort, positive or negative through our Patient, Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). Our PALS office is closed to visitors but you can...Read more

New support phone line for cancer patients

Friday, 27 March 2020

The Macmillan Wellbeing Centre at Southmead Hospital has launched a new phoneline to offer support and information for cancer patients. The centre is currently closed to the public because of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing. The phone line service...Read more

Thank you to all of our supporters

Thursday, 26 March 2020

We'd like to thank everyone who has so far donated goods, services, time and money to us. Your support at such a challenging time has been amazing and we're all very grateful. If you still wish to make a donation...Read more

Over 400,000 people join NHS army of volunteers in one day

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Over 400,000 people have already signed up to volunteer for the NHS to help in its fight against coronavirus. In just one day, the call to arms has seen a staggering 405,724 people sign up to help vulnerable people to...Read more

Updated - Visitors are not permitted in the hospital due to risk from COVID-19

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

In line with the Government’s strict new rules announced on Monday 23 March, we have suspended visiting with immediate effect . To help reduce the spread of infection, we ask that you please stay at home. We know it is...Read more

Coronavirus positive case

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

A patient who has tested positive for coronavirus has been admitted to Southmead Hospital and is being cared for in our specialist infectious diseases unit in isolated conditions. There is no risk to other patients, visitors and staff and our...Read more

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thursday, 5 March 2020

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to...Read more