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Elgar House showcasing its enablement work with patients

Thursday, 24 August, 2017

An open day is being held to showcase the work staff at Southmead Hospital have been doing to support the enablement of patients in Elgar House. Most of the patients in Elgar are medically fit to leave hospital but are...Read more

Volunteer paw patrol brings smiles to Elgar patients at Southmead Hospital

Thursday, 24 August, 2017

Eight popular pooches visited patients at our Elgar House building today (August, 24), based at Southmead Hospital. Elgar House supports patients to make the transition from hospital to home. Its focus is on rehabilitation, reablement and recovery. Today staff held...Read more

Patient reunited with Emergency Department following accident outside unit

Thursday, 17 August, 2017

A former patient was reunited with members of the Emergency Department team at North Bristol NHS Trust’s Annual Public Meeting. John Collins was among the attendees at the meeting, where Emergency Department Lead Nurse Juliette Hughes and Lead Consultant Leilah...Read more

Staff and patients can anonymously report instances of crime through Crimestoppers partnership

Thursday, 17 August, 2017

We have partnered with Crimestoppers to help reduce crime and investigate future incidents. Crimestoppers is an independent charity helping law enforcement to locate criminals and help solve crimes. Today (August 17) the charity visited our Brunel building at Southmead Hospital...Read more

We have exceeded national scores in a number of areas in recent patient-led assessments

Wednesday, 16 August, 2017

The patient environment at North Bristol NHS Trust has received good ratings, according to results of annual patient-led assessments published yesterday (August, 15) by NHS Digital. Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) involve teams of health care staff and...Read more

Jeremy Corbyn visits cancer centres at Southmead Hospital

Friday, 11 August, 2017

The Bristol Breast Care Centre and NGS Macmillan Wellbeing Centre at Southmead Hospital hosted a visit from Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn MP today. Mr Corbyn came to the hospital during a visit to Bristol and was keen to see the...Read more

Remember to cover up, mate!

Thursday, 10 August, 2017

We are supporting NHS England South’s skin cancer awareness campaign, to highlight the need for people to wear sun cream when working outdoors. The ‘Cover Up, Mate’ campaign targets male agricultural and construction workers, gardeners and sports-players because of their...Read more

App launched to enable patients to pay for parking by phone

Monday, 7 August, 2017

We have launched a new App so you can pay for parking at Southmead Hospital on your phone. The Glide App means you can pay for parking in most of the hospital’s car parks at the touch of a button...Read more

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening team at Bristol Islamic Cultural Fayre on Sunday

Friday, 4 August, 2017

We will be attending the Bristol Islamic Cultural Fayre on Sunday (August 6) to spread the word about Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening. The event in Eastville Park features live performances, food stalls, a five-a-side football tournament and dozens of stalls...Read more

Dementia-friendly signage for public toilets at Southmead Hospital

Friday, 4 August, 2017

We have made a number of our public toilets more accessible for patients and visitors with dementia. New signage has been erected after members of staff contributed to a research letter into dementia-friendly public toilets, led by Professor Andrea Tales,...Read more