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NHS 70 stories - Jimmy proud to be able to give something back

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Jimmy Reeves owes his life to North Bristol NHS Trust and is proud to give something back as an employee. In January 1983 Jimmy was born 26 weeks premature and weighed just one pound and two ounces. While in the...Read more

We now offer Hypnobirthing courses at North Bristol NHS Trust

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Hypnobirthing is an antenatal education programme that teaches you and your birth partner simple but specific self-hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques for labour and birth. It was originally developed by qualified hypnotherapist Katherine Graves (KG). Some of our midwives are...Read more

NHS 70 stories - From Southmead Hospital to Buckingham Palace

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Not only did Debbie Mackenzie-Jones’ parents both work at Southmead Hospital, it was where they first met. Gordon Crane began working as a junior laboratory technician before the NHS and eventually worked his way up the career ladder to become...Read more

Fast heart attack test being trialled at Southmead Hospital

Monday, 11 June 2018

Heart attacks could be ruled out faster in patients with chest pain using a single blood test. A research study being led by North Bristol NHS Trust has now begun and will assess whether offering a single heart blood test...Read more

NHS 70 Stories - Di's clocked up 44 years at the Trust and shows no sign of stopping

Monday, 11 June 2018

Di Smith first started working at Frenchay Hospital almost 44 years ago - and enjoys her work so much that she continues to work shifts on the bank even though she retired last year. She is almost two years older...Read more

NHS 70 stories - 'Genius' Grey Walter's legacy lives on at Southmead Hospital

Friday, 8 June 2018

While the NHS was in its infancy a pioneer in neurophysiology was at work in the Burden Neurological Institute here in Bristol using robots to demonstrate how the brain works. William Grey Walter is still considered a genius in this...Read more

NHS70 Stories - Keith celebrates his 70th with the NHS

Thursday, 7 June 2018

As part of our NHS 70 countdown we are sharing people's NHS stories: Like the NHS Keith Norman has also celebrating his 70th year. He was born in 1948 and turned 70 in April. Keith joined North Bristol NHS Trust...Read more

Experience the benefits of walking thanks to Let’s Walk North Bristol

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

North Bristol NHS Trust and Walk Your Way to Health have teamed up to produce a map of local walking routes to encourage people to experience the benefits of exercising. Improved health and wellbeing are often linked with getting outdoors...Read more

NHS 70 stories - Rose recalls fond memories of Cossham Hospital

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

As part of our NHS 70 countdown we are sharing people's NHS story Rose Hopes (née Pike) started her three-year nursing qualification at Southmead Hospital in January 1951 and lived on the hospital site during that time. Shortly after qualifying,...Read more

NHS 70 stories - Lyn Balson

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

As part of our NHS 70 countdown we are sharing people's NHS story Lyn Balson has been working in the NHS for almost 44 years, and while she is nearly 70 she has no intention of stopping just yet. It...Read more