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NHS 70 stories - Cindy's spent much of her life supporting Frenchay and Southmead

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Cindy Box is a currently a volunteer at Southmead Hospital but her connection with North Bristol NHS Trust and other Bristol hospitals has lasted for most of her life. Here Cindy shares some of her memories: When I was 15,...Read more

NHS 70 stories - Margaret was born into the new NHS

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Just 10 days after the National Health Service came into being Margaret Wilkes was born in Bristol. Her arrival into the new NHS was captured on camera by a press photographer who happened to live next door to Margaret’s family...Read more

NHS 70 stories - Stopgap turns into 40 year NHS career

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

When Portia Chorlton started working in neurophysiology she didn’t intend it as a career, but 40 years later she is still here and not ready to retire completely just yet. Portia was brought up around the complex world of neurophysiology...Read more

NHS 70 stories - how Claire's nursing career took a turn into writing books

Monday, 18 June 2018

Claire Boyd's first work on the wards of Frenchay and Southmead hospitals was as an agency nursing auxiliary in the 1980s. At the time Claire and her husband fostered children and she was able to fit shifts around that at...Read more

Volunteers honoured with celebratory tea party

Friday, 15 June 2018

Volunteers were honoured with a celebratory tea party to thank them for their support to patients, staff and visitors at North Bristol NHS Trust. There are 500 volunteers supporting health services in a host of roles ranging from patient befrienders...Read more

NHS 70 stories - working at Southmead is a family affair for Elaine, Emma and Shantelle

Friday, 15 June 2018

For Elaine Woodman working at Southmead Hospital has become something of a family affair – as her daughter and granddaughter also work at the hospital. Elaine first joined the organisation in the 1980s as a domestic and has worked in...Read more

NHS 70 stories - Sheena's Southmead memories

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Sheena Taylor is a staff nurse in the Chemotherapy Suite in Medical Day Care. She first joined Southmead in 1972 when she started her nurse training at the hospital. Here are some of her memories of the last 46 years:...Read more

We now offer Hypnobirthing courses at North Bristol NHS Trust

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Hypnobirthing is an antenatal education programme that teaches you and your birth partner simple but specific self-hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques for labour and birth. It was originally developed by qualified hypnotherapist Katherine Graves (KG). Some of our midwives are...Read more

NHS 70 stories - Jimmy proud to be able to give something back

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Jimmy Reeves owes his life to North Bristol NHS Trust and is proud to give something back as an employee. In January 1983 Jimmy was born 26 weeks premature and weighed just one pound and two ounces. While in the...Read more

NHS 70 stories - From Southmead Hospital to Buckingham Palace

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Not only did Debbie Mackenzie-Jones’ parents both work at Southmead Hospital, it was where they first met. Gordon Crane began working as a junior laboratory technician before the NHS and eventually worked his way up the career ladder to become...Read more