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NHS England’s Chief of Nursing visited Southmead Hospital as part of her retirement tour

Thursday, 29 November 2018

NHS England’s Chief of Nursing, Professor Jane Cummings, enjoyed an afternoon tea and a tour of Southmead Hospital to celebrate her retirement after almost 40 years working for the NHS. Jane Cummings chose to return to her ‘roots’ at Southmead...Read more

Our Sustainable Development team highly commended at awards ceremony

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Our Sustainable Development team have come close runners up in two categories at the national Sustainable Health and Care Awards. Promoting healthy, resilient, energy-efficient and sustainable healthcare services, they were highly commended in two categories. In Travel and Logistics they...Read more

North Bristol NHS Trust recognised as one of 7 leading obesity management centres in the UK

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

North Bristol NHS Trust has been recognised as a leading obesity management centre by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO). The accreditation means the Trust’s weight loss, metabolic and bariatric surgery centre is one of just seven...Read more

Help Us, Help You Stay Well This Winter

Monday, 19 November 2018

In winter, the number of people attending accident and emergency (A&E) departments across the country increases, putting an additional, but sometimes avoidable, burden on the NHS. The Help Us, Help You campaign is encouraging people to look after themselves during...Read more

Community choir aim for download chart success with song celebrating the NHS

Monday, 19 November 2018

A song celebrating the NHS in its 70th year has been released in the charts by a Bristol choir to raise money for Southmead Hospital this Christmas. ‘We Are The Same Inside’ by ‘Melody Makers Choir and Horfield Primary School...Read more

Hospital celebrates World Prematurity day

Monday, 19 November 2018

Southmead Hospital Charity has funded a new flat for parents of premature and sick babies treated at Southmead to enable them to be closer to their children. The Hospital’s Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a regional specialist centre which...Read more

Exceptional Healthcare Awards 2018

Friday, 16 November 2018

The efforts and achievements of some of our outstanding members of staff were celebrated on Friday (November 9) with the Exceptional Healthcare Awards 2018. The annual awards, supported by Southmead Hospital Charity, honoured staff, volunteer teams and individuals for the...Read more

12 bakes of Christmas launch was a sell out

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Briony Williams, a semi-finalist in Channel 4's Great British Bake Off, has launched Southmead Hospital Charity’s new fundraising event - Bakewell 12 Bakes of Christmas. Briony brought a showstopper three-tiered ginger cake and met with patients and staff in the...Read more

North Bristol NHS Trust awarded Veteran Aware accreditation

Friday, 9 November 2018

As the nation marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War North Bristol NHS Trust is celebrating being awarded Veteran Aware accreditation. Southmead Hospital is one of just 24 acute hospital trusts accredited by the Veterans...Read more

Knitted poppy memorial at Southmead Hospital

Friday, 9 November 2018

Volunteers and staff at Southmead Hospital have marked their respect ahead of the 100th anniversary of the First World War by knitting 192 poppies. The poppies have been knitted by staff and volunteers of ‘Knit with me’, which is a...Read more