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Demolition work underway at Southmead Hospital

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Demolition work at Southmead is now well underway to clear the site ready for the building of the new £430m hospital. North Bristol NHS Trust’s developers, Carillion, have already demolished the Medical School Teaching Unit and Postgraduate Centre, plus the...Read more

Good scores for NBT in national Inpatient Survey

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

North Bristol NHS Trust scored very highly once again in the national survey of patients for the treatment, care and services provided at its hospitals, making significant improvements in a number of key areas. The NHS Inpatient Survey 2009 provided...Read more

Aromatherapy to help women in labour at Southmead Hospital

Monday, 17 May 2010

Aromatherapy is being offered to women in labour as a natural pain relief technique at North Bristol NHS Trust. Midwives trained in aromatherapy and are now offering women relaxation and massage with essential oils to help ease labour pains, sickness,...Read more

Bone marrow stem cells in MS show promise

Thursday, 6 May 2010

A groundbreaking trial to test bone marrow stem cell therapy with a small group of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) has been shown to have possible benefits for the treatment of the disease. Bone marrow stem cells have been shown...Read more

Pirate world record attempt for BUI

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Bristol Rovers will be supporting the BUI's Prostate Cancer Appeal at Southmead Hospital at next month's Pirate World Record attempt. Rovers are looking for a bunch of scurvy sea dogs to help them break a World Record. The club is...Read more

Justin Lee Collins launches new charity fund for Southmead and Frenchay hospitals

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Bristol celebrity Justin Lee Collins is launching a brand new charity fund in the city today (Tuesday 6th April 2010) as he returns to the hospital of his birth. Shine together is the new name for the charity at Southmead...Read more

New Non-executive Directors appointed at North Bristol

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Two new Non-executive Directors have been appointed by the Appointments Commission for North Bristol NHS Trust. Ken Guy and Robert Mould officially take the roles for a four year period from 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2014. They replace...Read more

Diabetes patient to trek to Mount Everest

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

A diabetes patient who is preparing to trek to Mount Everest is taking part in a new scheme at North Bristol NHS Trust to help teenagers with the condition realise their own dreams. Laura Brown, 25, sets out on her...Read more

Refurbishment of Cossham Hospital gets the final go-ahead

Monday, 22 March 2010

Plans to redevelop Cossham Hospital have been given the final go ahead. The strategic health authority, NHS South West, agreed the Full Business Case (FBC) at its board meeting on Friday 19th March 2010. The FBC was previously approved by...Read more

Pioneering treatment reduces disability in premature babies with serious brain haemorrhage

Monday, 8 March 2010

A pioneering technique, a world first in Bristol, has been shown to reduce disability in premature babies with serious brain haemorrhage by washing the brain to remove toxic fluid. The research, led by Andrew Whitelaw, Professor of Neonatal Medicine at...Read more