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Bristol Rovers and Bath Rugby players visit Frenchay's children's unit

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Football and rugby players combined to suprise children at Frenchay Hospital and spread a little Christmas cheer. Bristol Rovers and Bath Rugby both visited the Barbara Russell Children's Unit (BRCU) where many of the patients will have to spend Christmas...Read more

Christmas at the Barbara Russell Children’s Unit

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Children being cared for at the Barbara Russell Children’s Unit at Frenchay Hospital have received some extra special visitors in the run-up to Christmas. John Lewis Cribbs Causeway donated £1,000 worth of Christmas presents and sent Father Christmas himself to...Read more

Fresh Arts presents Archer Pearce Duo

Monday, 13 December 2010

Fresh Arts presents Archer Pearce Duo, a spine-tingling combination of guitar and fiddle, playing your favourite Christmas tunes in the following spaces in the hospitals: Monday 13th December. Southmead Hospital 12 noon - Kendon café 1pm - Learning & Research...Read more

Plastic surgeon travels to Pakistan to share expertise

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Frenchay Hospital's plastic surgeon Umraz Khan has travelled to Pakistan to help doctors treat patients with severe injuries. Mr Khan, who works at the South West's specialist plastic surgery unit at Frenchay Hospital, visited Lahore to teach surgoens there micro-surgery...Read more

State-of-the-art equipment revolutionises diagnosis of lung cancer

Monday, 29 November 2010

Southmead has become the first hospital in the west of England to take delivery of a state-of-the-art new piece of equipment that will make some forms of lung cancer much easier to diagnose and stage. It will also reduce the...Read more

Pioneering children’s centre opens

Thursday, 25 November 2010

A pioneering nursery school which also offers community children’s health services has opened in Bristol. It is the first centre in Bristol to provide both childcare and health services for families. Ilminster Avenue Nursery School, rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, merged...Read more

Horfield Primary School visits the new Southmead Hospital construction site for creative inspiration

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Pupils from Horfield Primary School have visited Southmead Hospital and were given exclusive access to a walkway around the construction site. The 60 pupils in year four spent an hour sketching the cranes, diggers, bulldozers and builders working to construct...Read more

Frenchay Hospital burns patients highly commended in bravery awards

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Two Frenchay Hospital patients who suffered life-threatening burns as babies have been given national bravery awards for overcoming their injuries. Kieran Shilston, 16, and Logan Adams, 5, were both given highly commended in the Stagecoach Theatre Arts Award for Bravery...Read more

Frenchay Hospital burns patients nominated for national bravery awards

Monday, 8 November 2010

Two Frenchay Hospital patients who suffered life-threatening burns as babies have been nominated for a national award for bravery in overcoming their injuries. Kieran Shilston, 16, and Logan Adams, 5, have both been shortlisted for a Stagecoach Theatre Arts Award...Read more

Your choices in an emergency

Monday, 8 November 2010

In times of an accident or a medical emergency understanding what options are available will help you to get the best care as quickly as possible. We want to ensure that people choose the right service for their needs, and...Read more