Help us celebrate 10 years of the Brunel building

A large building with grass in front and a car park sign in the forefront

We are delighted to announce that North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) is preparing to celebrate 10 years of the Brunel building at Southmead Hospital - and want you to get involved too.

The Brunel opened its doors in May 2014, with services and patients moving into the new purpose-built hospital building over the course of two weeks.

Since the building opened there have been more than 3.5 million outpatient appointments, more than 1 million people treated as inpatients and more than 900,000 Emergency Department attendances. 

As part of celebrations to mark ten years of the hospital we are calling on our local community to share experiences of it and what it means to you.

Help us celebrate!

Have you had treatment in the hospital? Do you attend regularly? Were you one of our first patients? Are you an artist whose work has been displayed here, or have you performed in the hospital? We want to hear from you. Please share your experiences, what the Brunel building means to you and any photos you are willing to include.

Maria Kane, North Bristol NHS Trust Chief Executive, said: “The Brunel building is one of the most advanced and modern hospitals in the entire NHS. Not only is it a fantastic facility but it has also transformed healthcare across our communities in the decade it has been open.

“We are so proud of what we have been able to achieve to further improve patient care since the opening and are excited about the milestones and firsts that are yet to come within the building!

“As we look ahead to the next 10 years and the opportunities it will bring, we want to understand what the Brunel means to you.”

We are looking to share stories here on our website and social media channels throughout May as part of the tenth anniversary celebrations.

Share your stories by emailing tag @NorthBristolNHS in a post on X or Instagram using the hashtag #Brunel10 or share a comment on our Facebook page.