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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

Genetics lead awarded honorary degree

Monday, 6 August 2018

The head of our Bristol Genetics Laboratory, Eileen Roberts, has been awarded an honorary degree by UWE Bristol. The award was made in recognition of her commitment to providing genetics and genomic services to the UK and internationally, for delivering...Read more

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