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NHS 70 stories - Helen's unique experience of growing up on Southmead Hospital site

Monday, 2 July 2018

Helen Williamson's experience of Southmead Hospital is like no other. After her father was offered a job at the hospital, Helen moved to a hospital-owned house on Southmead Road just after her first birthday. To find out more about Helen's...Read more

Level 3 heat health warning for the South West

Monday, 2 July 2018

The Met Office have today (Monday 2 July) issued a Level 3 (heatwave action) heat health alert for the South West and South East of the country until 9pm on Tuesday 3 July. With these high temperatures forecast for the...Read more

NHS 70 stories - a look back at pharmacy from the 70s until now

Friday, 29 June 2018

Hazel Arnold has seen many changes since she first started in Southmead Hospital Pharmacy including four different pharmacy departments and four Directors of Pharmacy. She started work at Southmead in 1970 and despite retiring in 2008 continues to work in...Read more

NHS 70 memorabilia going on display at Southmead Hospital

Friday, 29 June 2018

A memorabilia exhibition featuring items from North Bristol NHS Trust’s past is set to go on display at Southmead Hospital. Photographs, breast pumps from years gone by, a trophy, hospital scarf and a Christmas menu from the 1970s are among...Read more

NHS 70 stories - training at Southmead Hospital in the 60s

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Hilary Hiscox did her nurse training at Southmead Hospital in the 60s and spent another 17 years working at the hospital. She was a staff nurse on F ward, for male surgical patients, G ward for female medical patients, and...Read more

Southmead Hospital Consultant visits Buckingham Palace to receive her MBE

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Southmead Hospital Consultant Seema Srivastava visited Buckingham Palace yesterday (Tuesday, June 26) to receive her MBE. The Associate Medical Director for Safe Care was made an MBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours for her services to the NHS in...Read more

NHS 70 stories - Southmead's first IT employee looks back at technological changes

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

When Kathryn Dickens joined Southmead Health Services NHS Trust in 1983 she was the first IT (Information Technology) employee in the organisation. Here she shares some of her memories: My first role involved helping to get things started for the...Read more

NHS 70 stories - Move Maker Geoff born in the same year as the NHS

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Geoff Smith was another 1948 baby and like the NHS has celebrated his 70th birthday this year. He is one of the Move Makers at Southmead Hospital – having joined as a volunteer when the new hospital opened in 2014...Read more

NHS 70 stories - Rachel followed her mum into working in imaging at Southmead Hospital

Monday, 25 June 2018

Karen Collins has seen many changes since she started her nurse training at Frenchay in 1981 – including her daughter Rachel joining her at work in Southmead Hospital. Apart from taking time out to have her children between 1988 and...Read more

NHS 70 stories - Tim's proud to be sharing his 70th with the NHS

Friday, 22 June 2018

Tim Pearce has always been aware that he shares his birth year with the NHS and is proud of his connection with the National Health Service. He is now a volunteer Move Maker at Southmead Hospital, having agreed to take...Read more