Latest News

Urgent blood donations required

Friday, 27 July 2018

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) have put out an urgent request for blood donors as stocks are currently running very low. The prolonged hot weather has seen a drop in donors meaning stock levels have become depleted to three days...Read more

Phone system power restored

Friday, 27 July 2018

Following a period today (Friday 27 July) when the external phone system at Southmead Hospital was down, we can now confirm (5pm) it is back up and running. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.Read more

NHS 70 stories - Receptionist Daniel giving back after months at Frenchay Hospital as a child

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Daniel Zandieh was in a serious road accident when he was just 10 years old and spent months in hospital – 15 years on he works at Southmead and feels it is his way of giving something back for all...Read more

NHS 70 stories - Mary's 26 years in the Frenchay Hospital sewing room

Friday, 20 July 2018

Mary Nolan worked in the Frenchay Sewing Room. It started as a job she could do while her children were young but she loved it so much she stayed for 26 years until she retired. “I trained in Ireland as...Read more

Biomedical Science Day - our scientists share what they do

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Staff from the Severn Pathology Laboratories at Southmead Hospital are sharing information about their work as part of Biomedical Science Day. The theme of the day was to celebrate the diverse roles within Biomedical Science and how the diagnosis and...Read more

Bristol Centre for Enablement set to appear on national BBC programme

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

The Bristol Centre for Enablement is set to feature on a BBC programme being broadcast as part of commemorations to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS. Matron, Medicine and Me follows the personal stories of well-known faces and their...Read more

NHS 70 stories - Cabdi looks back on 16 years at Frenchay and Southmead hospitals

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Cabdi Jaamac initially joined North Bristol NHS Trust on a short-term contract 16 years ago but he loved it so much that he stayed. The domestic started out working in Frenchay Hospital just after he came to Bristol in 2002...Read more

NHS 70 stories - how Lily's neighbour's tales of the NHS brought her to Southmead Hospital

Friday, 13 July 2018

The NHS tales of Lily Hawkins’ neighbour convinced her that a career in the health service was for her. Lily first met Christine Davidson, who was then 88, in 2012 when they lived next to each other in Plymouth and...Read more

Come to our annual general meeting on 2 August

Thursday, 12 July 2018

We are holding our annual general meeting on Thursday, 2 August and hope you can join us. This is an opportunity for us to share how we have performed over the last year and to let you know about our...Read more

NHS 70 stories - Bristol Centre for Enablement helps get John back on his bike

Thursday, 12 July 2018

John Gough has been benefiting from NHS prosthetic services for almost 30 years - and has experienced the advances that have been made in the technology available over those decades. He was 25 years old when he lost his leg...Read more