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UPDATE: Free Wi-Fi for new and expecting mums in Southmead Hospital

Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

Our works to provide free Wi-Fi throughout our maternity and gynaecology unit at Southmead Hospital are now complete. The patient Wi-Fi launched in the Mendip, Percy Philips and Quantock wards earlier this year. Now it has been rolled out in...Read more

Further car parking available for patients and visitors at Southmead Hospital

Friday, 8 December, 2017

We are opening a temporary short stay overflow car park for patient and visitors at Southmead Hospital while further work is being carried out for additional parking on site. The car park on Tyndalls Way will be open for the...Read more

Our hospital is busy, here's how you can help

Thursday, 7 December, 2017

A message from our Director of Nursing and Quality, Sue Jones: Our hospital is currently very busy. We have patients who are well enough to leave hospital but are currently waiting for care packages or care home places to do...Read more

Domestic assistant at Southmead Hospital adds sparkle to wards through his creative talent

Wednesday, 6 December, 2017

Domestic Assistant at North Bristol NHS Trust, Edwin Andaya has been brightening patients’ days through his artistry. Edwin, who lives in Lockleaze, has been drawing portraits and writing in calligraphy since 1987. Edwin worked part-time in a factory alongside selling...Read more

Research midwife receives honorary degree

Monday, 4 December, 2017

One of our midwives has been awarded an Honorary Degree by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). Cathy Winter has been a midwife at Southmead Hospital since 1985 culminating in the role of lead research midwife for...Read more

Follow our Advent Advice to help you stay well this festive season

Friday, 1 December, 2017

We will be launching our very own North Bristol NHS Trust advent calendar, sharing daily advice and tips on how to stay well and reduce accidents over the Christmas period. Our advent advice will be shared on our Facebook and...Read more

Exceptional Healthcare Awards - the winners

Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

The efforts and achievements of some of our outstanding members of staff were celebrated on Friday 10 November with the Exceptional Healthcare Awards 2017. The annual awards, supported by Southmead Hospital Charity , honoured staff and volunteer teams and individuals...Read more

Living at home independently thanks to new initiative

Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

We are proud to work in partnership with Sirona Care and Health to help patients through their rehabilitation after hospital. Read about a previous patient at Southmead Hospital who benefited from the service. Stroke survivor great grandmother Margaret Paxford is...Read more

Road collisions responsible for one in five trauma admissions to hospitals

Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

One in five patients admitted to trauma centres last year were involved in road crashes – the second largest cause of admissions, according to figures obtained by road safety charity Brake. An additional analysis of more than 75,000 road crash...Read more

Multiple Sclerosis team win two national awards

Monday, 20 November, 2017

North Bristol NHS Trust's multiple sclerosis team has picked up two national awards. Specialist MS Physiotherapist Tania Burge was named Outstanding Allied Health Professional at the awards while the Therapeutic Opportunities team she is part of received the Real World...Read more