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New Health and Social Care Secretary's visit to Southmead Hospital to thank staff for care his sister received

Monday, 10 September 2018

New Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock paid an official visit to Southmead Hospital today. The Secretary of State returned to the hospital with his sister to thank staff for the care they gave her when she was treated...Read more

Wife gives "generous" gift of kidney to husband

Friday, 7 September 2018

When John Bevan was told he needed a kidney, his wife Ceri was in no doubt that she was prepared to donate him one of hers and last Christmas it became her gift to him. John was initially diagnosed as...Read more

Dietitian Claire celebrates 21st anniversary of her kidney transplant at Southmead Hospital

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Dietitian Claire Downer feels that she is living proof that organ donation works – having celebrated 21 years since her kidney transplant this week. It is Organ Donor Week and NHS Organ Donation is using the initiative to remind prospective...Read more

Healing exhibition goes on display in Southmead Hospital's Brunel building

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

An art exhibition inspired by people’s experiences of healing has gone on display in our Brunel building at Southmead Hospital. How are you healing? brings together people’s experiences and understanding of physical, mental and spiritual healing – from mending broken...Read more

Alvina's special visitor

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

After spending nearly three weeks in Southmead Hospital’s intensive care unit, Alvina Shiel had a very special visitor on Monday when her horse Troy visited her. Alvina was admitted to the unit on August 10 when she fell from Troy...Read more

NHS 70 stories - Ann's memories of training at Southmead

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Ann Pople did her pre-nurse training at Southmead Hospital and Brunel College back in the late 50s Here she shares some of her memories: "I was too young to start training as a nurse when I left school ay 16...Read more

Major Trauma Centres increasing chances of survival for most seriously-injured patients

Monday, 20 August 2018

Major Trauma Centres like Southmead Hospital are giving seriously-injured patients a better chance of survival, according to a new report published today. Since their introduction in 2012, 1,600 extra patients have survived nationally thanks to Major Trauma Centres with survival...Read more

August’s NBT Heroes celebrated by Chief Executive

Friday, 10 August 2018

On Friday 10 August, we celebrated the latest winners of our quarterly NBT Hero Awards. Whether it’s showing exceptional compassion with a patient, or simply coming into work every day with a smile and a “yes we can” attitude, the...Read more

NICU nurses create princess palace for baby’s naming ceremony

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Nurses transformed a room in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Southmead Hospital into a princess’ palace for a baby in their care. One nurse – Hannah – turned Iona Peake’s incubator into a pink carriage adorned with silver...Read more

NHS 70 stories: Pioneer of UK paramedics Peter Baskett and his work at Frenchay Hospital

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Hailed as a resuscitation great, Dr Peter Baskett was the man who brought the role of the paramedic to the UK. He had arrived at Frenchay Hospital, aged 27, in the early 1960s and in 1966 he became a consultant,...Read more