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Training for urology scientists to develop new treatments

Tuesday, 28 September, 2010

Urinary incontinence (UI) affects around ten per cent of the total population, yet because not enough is known about how the bladder works treatments are limited. Academics at Bristol University’s School of Clinical Sciences, based in the Bristol Urological Institute...Read more

Frenchay Hospital designated one of four specialist paediatric burns centres in the UK

Friday, 24 September, 2010

North Bristol NHS Trust's Frenchay Hospital will now treat complex burns cases in children from an expanded region after being designated a specialist paediatric burns centre – one of four in England and Wales. As part of the South West...Read more

£425k awarded for major study of vascular dementia at Frenchay Hospital

Thursday, 23 September, 2010

Two grants have been awarded to the University of Bristol Dementia Research Group, based at Frenchay Hospital, for a major study to help clinicians understand more about vascular dementia. The announcement of the grants coincides with World Alzheimer’s Day on...Read more

Appeal to patients to return crutches

Thursday, 23 September, 2010

Every month Frenchay Hospital’s Accident and Emergency department give out hundreds of crutches to patients. North Bristol NHS Trust would like to remind people of the importance of returning their crutches or mobility equipment to Frenchay Hospital for other patients...Read more

Barbara Windsor opens new wing of Southmead's special care baby unit

Wednesday, 22 September, 2010

Barbara Windsor MBE visited Southmead Hospital to open the new wing of the special care baby unit and meet with staff and parents. he new extension to Southmead Hospital's Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has been funded in part by...Read more

Tell us if you cannot attend your appointment

Tuesday, 21 September, 2010

North Bristol NHS Trust is reminding patients of the importance of cancelling their hospital appointments if they cannot attend. Last year more than 85,000 outpatient appointments were missed by patients at Frenchay and Southmead Hospitals. Appointments that are missed and...Read more

North Bristol NHS Trust pledges to ‘get it right’ for people with learning disabilities

Monday, 20 September, 2010

North Bristol NHS Trust has signed up to Mencap’s ‘Getting it Right’ charter to show its commitment to ensuring people with a learning disability get the healthcare they have a right to. ‘Getting it Right’ calls on health professionals to...Read more

New public car park opens on 21 September at Southmead

Friday, 17 September, 2010

On Tuesday 21 September, a new main car park with 100 spaces, will open at Southmead Hospital. Located near the main hospital entrance, the entrance will be from the Monks Park roundabout. There will be footpaths to both the main...Read more

Friends donate cutting-edge ‘sat-nav’ brain system to Frenchay

Wednesday, 15 September, 2010

Neurosurgeons at Frenchay Hospital are benefitting from the very latest computer technology that allows them to pinpoint exactly where they are working inside the brain. The Brain Lab Kolibri system, which costs £175,000, has been bought by the Friends of...Read more

Bristol Urological Institute formally joins North Bristol NHS Trust

Thursday, 9 September, 2010

The Bristol Urological Institute has formally joined North Bristol NHS Trust to enhance its vital research into urological conditions and prostate cancer. The integration of the BUI, based at Southmead Hospital, will allow it to access more funding opportunities as...Read more