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Bristol’s leading fertility centre hosts open evening

Friday, 16 July 2010

The Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (BCRM) is holding an open evening for people who are considering fertility treatment to take a tour and meet clinicians. The event takes place on Wednesday August 4 2010 between 6pm and 8pm at...Read more

New state-of-the-art buildings fully open at Southmead Hospital

Thursday, 15 July 2010

The new £45million Pathology Sciences and Learning & Research buildings at Southmead Hospital are now fully open. They are the first major new buildings at the site and will eventually form part of the new hospital when it opens its...Read more

Revolutionary medical dressing uses nanotechnology to fight infection

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Researchers are using nanotechnology to develop a medical dressing which will detect and treat infection in wounds. Scientists at the University of Bath and the burns team at the Southwest UK Paediatric Burns Centre at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol are...Read more

Project to document development of new hospital at Southmead

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

North Bristol NHS Trust has appointed two Bristol-based artists who will work with staff, patients and local people throughout the development of the new hospital at Southmead, right up until its opening in 2014. Eleanor Wynne Davis and Deborah Aguirre...Read more

Frenchay Hospital in world-wide study to prevent breast cancer

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

North Bristol NHS Trust is looking for women to take part in research which could lead to a breakthrough in the fight against breast cancer. The International Breast Cancer Intervention Study (IBIS) are recruiting women to take part in the...Read more

Southmead leads the way with major research into improving patients’ experiences after total joint replacement

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Bristol’s Southmead Hospital has been chosen to lead a major new piece of research that could potentially benefit patients needing total joint replacements all over the world. The hospital’s Avon Orthopaedic Centre is one of the country’s leading specialist centres...Read more

North Bristol NHS Trust wins a prestigious Drawing Inspiration Award from the Campaign for Drawing for an outstanding Big Draw event

Friday, 4 June 2010

North Bristol NHS Trust and their Fresh Arts Programme Manager, Ruth Sidgwick, received the Drawing Inspiration Award for their Drawing the Body project. The Fresh Arts Big Draw programme at Frenchay and Southmead hospitals was the only hospital trust to...Read more

Blood group incompatible kidney transplantation - new hope for patients

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

The South West’s first blood group incompatible live donor kidney transplant has successfully taken place at Bristol’s Southmead Hospital. Southmead is currently the only hospital in the south of England – outside of London – to offer this procedure. Blood...Read more

Bristol judged ‘good’ at keeping children safe

Monday, 24 May 2010

Services in Bristol to keep children safe, and for children in care, are ‘good’, according to the latest independent inspection by Ofsted, published today. Bristol is the first large city in England and Wales to receive a ‘good’ rating since...Read more

Demolition work underway at Southmead Hospital

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Demolition work at Southmead is now well underway to clear the site ready for the building of the new £430m hospital. North Bristol NHS Trust’s developers, Carillion, have already demolished the Medical School Teaching Unit and Postgraduate Centre, plus the...Read more