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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

Bristol Olympic runner puts hospital fundraisers through their paces

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Fundraisers at Southmead and Frenchay hospitals are getting specialist training for the Bristol 10k thanks to the support of one of the city's best known runners. Nick Rose, who competed twice at the Olympics, is taking time out of his...Read more

Bristol Rugby scrum down with heart patients to raise funds for new Bristol appeal

Sunday, 28 February 2010

A brand new fundraising appeal is launching with the support of the Bristol Rugby team. The Heartful Dodgers appeal aims to raise £60,000 to improve cardiac care in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. The appeal is being run by...Read more

Sealing the deal on new super hospital

Friday, 26 February 2010

North Bristol NHS Trust and Carillion have signed the contract that has sealed the deal on Bristol’s new £430m super hospital at Southmead. This marks the final stage in the approvals process after the PFI project recently received full backing...Read more

North Bristol NHS Trust wins Health Foundation Shine award for Innovation

Friday, 19 February 2010

A project to train staff at North Bristol NHS Trust to manage and recognise signs of deterioration in patients has won a £25,500 research award. The project team are devising a training package using role-play for junior doctors, nurses and...Read more