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BRI ICU consultant at UHBW, George Townsend, ECMO patient Bethany King, and ECMO Nurse Specialist at UHBW, Carly Smith.

Specialist service which uses artificial lung to treat critically ill patients marks one year at UHBW and NBT

Critically ill patients whose lungs have stopped working properly are being treated using an artificial lung outside the body in Bristol, through a collaborative service between University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) and...
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New £1.5 million charity-donated scanner increases breast screening capacity

Women waiting for breast MRI scans in the Bristol area will be scanned sooner thanks to a new £1.5 million MRI scanner donated by Bristol-based charity BUST (Breast Cancer Unit Support Trust). The scanner was officially opened on 9 January by Peaches...
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Thank You Fortnight 2024

North Bristol NHS Trust are encouraging staff and members of the public to share their thanks during our annual Thank You Fortnight, from 8 – 19 January 2024. We know that our staff here at North Bristol NHS Trust work hard all year round to provide...
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Statement on cancer care coverage

Statement in response to media coverage on Monday, 8 January about cancer surgery cancellations: North Bristol NHS Trust Chief Executive, Maria Kane, said: “Unfortunately, due to an administrative error, the data we submitted was inaccurate and...
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Closure of Monks Park public car park

The Monks Park public car park at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, is due to close from 8am on Monday 8 January 2024. This is due to construction work starting for a new Elective Centre, which will enable us to carry out an additional 6,500 operations...
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology Consultant receives OBE in New Year Honours for impact on women’s military healthcare

A North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) consultant has been named in the King’s New Year Honours. Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (pregnancy, childbirth and female reproductive health), Lt Col Tracy-Louise Appleyard Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)...
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National junior doctors’ industrial action update

From 7am on Wednesday 3 January until 7am on Tuesday 9 January 2024, junior doctors who are members of the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association (HCSA) will be taking national strike action. This...
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John Iredale, Honorary Consultant Physician and former Non-Executive Director at NBT, awarded a knighthood

Sir John is a Professor of Medical Science has been awarded a knighthood for services to medical research, including supporting young scientific talent and his work in the area of inflammation research. He is an Honorary Consultant Physician at North...
Fiona, Harry, Beth Deverson (senior sister in Elgar Enablement Unit) and Laura Tanner (Music manager at NBT) are pictured standing in front of the new piano smiling.

New piano donated to Elgar Enablement Unit at Southmead Hospital by Channel 4’s ‘The Piano’

Elgar Enablement Unit at Southmead Hospital has received a brand-new piano just in time for Christmas. The piano was donated by the Channel 4 television programme ‘The Piano’, produced by Love Productions, as part of their Christmas celebrations. The...
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A year of 24/7 thrombectomy at Southmead Hospital

Southmead Hospital’s thrombectomy service has treated 70% more people in the year since it was expanded to 24 hours a day. Thrombectomy involves the removal of clots to restore blood flow to the brain and is a first line treatment for people who...