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NHS 70 stories - Carol's thankful for her 40 years in the NHS

Friday, 6 July 2018

Carol Byrne has thoroughly enjoyed her 40 years working in the NHS and after a brief retirement is pleased to be able to carry on in a role she loves. Starting work in 1979, Carol has worked in various roles...Read more

Call to use NHS services wisely following busiest ever day at Southmead Emergency Department

Friday, 6 July 2018

North Bristol NHS Trust have linked up with partners to urge people to consider their healthcare options Health leaders are urging local people to use NHS services wisely over the coming weekend, following a surge in attendances at the city’s...Read more

NHS 70 stories - Jenny's been involved with the NHS for much of its 70 years

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Jenny Beckingsale has been involved with the NHS since she started her nurse training at St George’s Hospital in London in 1955 – and 63 years on she is still supporting the health service through her volunteering role as one...Read more

Westminster service tops off a day of NHS 70 celebrations for North Bristol staff

Thursday, 5 July 2018

As part of our celebrations of the NHS’ 70th birthday today, three members of staff at North Bristol NHS Trust attended a special service at Westminster Abbey. Domestic Operatives Keiran Morgan and Petronella Lapidos, and Chief Operating Officer Evelyn Barker...Read more

NHS 70 stories - Nic's 32 years at Southmead Hospital

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Nic Fudge had always wanted to do her nurse training at Southmead Hospital and in 1986 that’s just what she did. More than 30 years on Nic is now the Deputy Director of Midwifery and Deputy Head of Nursing in...Read more

NHS 70 Stories - how Southmead Hospital has saved Keri several times over

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Southmead Hospital has been associated with some of the biggest moments of Keri’s life. It is the place that brought her life, put her back together when she was hit by a car as a child and saved the life...Read more

Level 3 heat health warning for the South West

Monday, 2 July 2018

The Met Office have today (Monday 2 July) issued a Level 3 (heatwave action) heat health alert for the South West and South East of the country until 9pm on Tuesday 3 July. With these high temperatures forecast for the...Read more

NHS 70 stories - Helen's unique experience of growing up on Southmead Hospital site

Monday, 2 July 2018

Helen Williamson's experience of Southmead Hospital is like no other. After her father was offered a job at the hospital, Helen moved to a hospital-owned house on Southmead Road just after her first birthday. To find out more about Helen's...Read more

NHS 70 memorabilia going on display at Southmead Hospital

Friday, 29 June 2018

A memorabilia exhibition featuring items from North Bristol NHS Trust’s past is set to go on display at Southmead Hospital. Photographs, breast pumps from years gone by, a trophy, hospital scarf and a Christmas menu from the 1970s are among...Read more

NHS 70 stories - a look back at pharmacy from the 70s until now

Friday, 29 June 2018

Hazel Arnold has seen many changes since she first started in Southmead Hospital Pharmacy including four different pharmacy departments and four Directors of Pharmacy. She started work at Southmead in 1970 and despite retiring in 2008 continues to work in...Read more