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NHS 70 stories - Mary's 26 years in the Frenchay Hospital sewing room

Friday, 20 July 2018

Mary Nolan worked in the Frenchay Sewing Room. It started as a job she could do while her children were young but she loved it so much she stayed for 26 years until she retired. “I trained in Ireland as...Read more

Biomedical Science Day - our scientists share what they do

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Staff from the Severn Pathology Laboratories at Southmead Hospital are sharing information about their work as part of Biomedical Science Day. The theme of the day was to celebrate the diverse roles within Biomedical Science and how the diagnosis and...Read more

Bristol Centre for Enablement set to appear on national BBC programme

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

The Bristol Centre for Enablement is set to feature on a BBC programme being broadcast as part of commemorations to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS. Matron, Medicine and Me follows the personal stories of well-known faces and their...Read more

NHS 70 stories - Cabdi looks back on 16 years at Frenchay and Southmead hospitals

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Cabdi Jaamac initially joined North Bristol NHS Trust on a short-term contract 16 years ago but he loved it so much that he stayed. The domestic started out working in Frenchay Hospital just after he came to Bristol in 2002...Read more

NHS 70 stories - how Lily's neighbour's tales of the NHS brought her to Southmead Hospital

Friday, 13 July 2018

The NHS tales of Lily Hawkins’ neighbour convinced her that a career in the health service was for her. Lily first met Christine Davidson, who was then 88, in 2012 when they lived next to each other in Plymouth and...Read more

NHS 70 stories - Bristol Centre for Enablement helps get John back on his bike

Thursday, 12 July 2018

John Gough has been benefiting from NHS prosthetic services for almost 30 years - and has experienced the advances that have been made in the technology available over those decades. He was 25 years old when he lost his leg...Read more

'Pharmacy first' call for minor summer ailments

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Health leaders in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are urging patients to consult their pharmacist first for help with very minor summer ailments such as sunburn and insect bites, following a surge in non-emergency attendances at local A&E departments...Read more

Come to our annual general meeting on 2 August

Thursday, 12 July 2018

We are holding our annual general meeting on Thursday, 2 August and hope you can join us. This is an opportunity for us to share how we have performed over the last year and to let you know about our...Read more

NHS 70 stories - Vicky's pride in Bristol Communications Aid service

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Vicky Styles leads our team at Bristol Communication Aid Service based at the Bristol Centre for Enablement at Cribbs Causeway. The service was set up back in 1981 and Vicky has been part of the team as a speech and...Read more

NHS 70 stories - Dr Nigel Lane talks about how the NHS has impacted his life

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Our NHS 70 stories continue with Dr Nigel Lane, consultant in acute medicine, who talks about how the NHS has impacted his personal life and why it is so special.Read more