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Skin laser treatment from Laser Centre of the Southwest

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Opened in 1992, the Laser Centre of the South West was one of the first units in the UK to offer skin laser treatments. Today, with over 18 years of experience, the centre, at Frenchay Hospital, offers both NHS and...Read more

Children born at Southmead Hospital return to add their mark with a piece of artwork

Monday, 6 June 2011

Children have been hammering, sawing and drilling to make a colourful piece of artwork for one of Southmead Hospital’s corridors. The group of three year olds from Filton Avenue Day Nursery and Children’s Centre learnt basic carpentry techniques to make...Read more

ITV West Country report of epilepsy surgery at Frenchay Hospital

Monday, 6 June 2011

Sam Birtwistle from Devon is a severe epilepsy sufferer whose life has been transformed after having vagus nerve stimulation surgery at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol. A device is fitted inside him which sends electrical currents to his brain to control the...Read more

ITV West Country coverage of Hot Drinks Harm film

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

The Hot Drinks Harm film was made by North Bristol NHS Trust to highlight the risks of tea and coffee scalds on children. Two children a day are brought into Frenchay Hospital with major burns caused by hot drinks. Burns...Read more

$1.1 million donation for pioneering stem cell MS trial

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research at Frenchay Hospital has been awarded a $1.1 million donation to continue a pioneering bone marrow stem cell trial. The project has already been shown to have possible benefits for the treatment of the disease. Now...Read more

UK’s first pioneering operation at Frenchay offers hope to children with cerebral palsy

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Frenchay Hospital in Bristol has become the first hospital in the UK to carry out a pioneering neurosurgical procedure that could enable children with cerebral palsy to walk. The technique involves division of some of the nerves as they enter...Read more

Film made to highlight dangers of a cup of tea after two children a week treated at Frenchay Hospital for burns.

Monday, 23 May 2011

A short film showing the dangers of tea and coffee spills burning children has had more than 1,500 hits on You Tube. The Hot Drinks Harm film was made by North Bristol NHS Trust to highlight the risks of tea...Read more

Standards of food, cleanliness and privacy assessed

Friday, 20 May 2011

North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) has just received its annual PEAT (Patient Environment Action Team) scores for 2011 and the results are positive. It is a national requirement that every NHS Trust has an annual PEAT inspection. PEAT teams are...Read more

North Bristol NHS Trust wins award for its apprenticeship scheme

Thursday, 19 May 2011

North Bristol NHS Trust has won the South West employer of the year award and will now go through to the final of the National Apprenticeship Awards. On May 18 the Trust won the Macro Employer of 2011 in the...Read more

Clinical Lead of Cellular Pathology for University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and North Bristol NHS Trust starts work

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) and North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) have jointly appointed a Clinical Lead of Cellular Pathology, who will work across both Trusts to improve histopathology services in Bristol. Dr Robert Pitcher started work...Read more