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Internal Major Incident - partial power outage

UPDATE: The internal major incident at Southmead Hospital has now been stepped down, and power has been restored in all areas. We'd like to thank you our staff and system partners for their support during this time. Wednesday 13 July 2022 Just after...
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Behind the scenes at NBT

Take a look behind the scenes at North Bristol NHS Trust as we celebrate 74 years of the NHS. Have you ever wondered what our 12,500 NBT staff get up to? How many patients are treated, letters are sent, operations are carried out? In this new video...
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New Bristol North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System launches public engagement

In Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, the NHS, local government and the voluntary sector have been working in partnership for many years to improve care, provide more joined-up services, and to agree and plan for local people’s needs...
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New terrace garden opened for Intensive Care Unit patients

North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) has opened a new garden for its Intensive Care patients, funded by generous donations to Southmead Hospital Charity, and amazing fundraising efforts by staff members and former patients of the ICU. The garden is located...
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Celebrating Pride at NBT

NBT has proudly been supporting Pride Month throughout June, and Bristol Pride, which runs from Saturday, 25 June until Monday, 11 July. We are committed to supporting and listening to our LGBT+ staff and their needs, and we want staff, visitors...
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Silver Award from Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

NBT has received the Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, as an acknowledgement of the ongoing support for colleagues that are members of the Armed Forces family. Since receiving the Bronze Award in 2015, ‘Getting It Right First...
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Covid restrictions eased

Restrictions on mask-wearing, social distancing and patient-visiting on site have been eased in our hospitals, in line with the current lower risk from Covid. In almost all areas of the Trust, mask wearing and social distancing is now optional rather...
NHS Parliamentary Awards

NBT wins two regional NHS Parliamentary Awards

North Bristol NHS Trust has two winners in the 2022 NHS Parliamentary Awards. Our Mental Health Planned Assessment Clinic Team, which helps patients presenting to our emergency services, has won the South West Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care...
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NBT Non-Executive Director Sarah Purdy made OBE in Platinum Jubilee Honours

NBT Non-Executive Director Professor Sarah Purdy has been awarded an OBE in the Platinum Jubilee Honours. As well as her role on the board, Professor Purdy is a GP based at Sea Mills Surgery and is Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience at the...
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Celebrating our volunteers in Volunteers' Week

It’s Volunteers’ Week and we are celebrating all of the volunteers who support patients, staff and visitors across our services at North Bristol NHS Trust. We have more than 270 volunteers across our sites supporting us through a variety of roles and...