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New community children’s service is the largest in the country

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

From today (April 1), North Bristol NHS Trust is providing all community children’s health services in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. This follows a procurement of community children’s health services by NHS South Gloucestershire and NHS Bristol, the organisations responsible for...Read more

Urology robot a first for the South West

Friday, 27 March 2009

For most of us, robots are the stuff of science fiction novels - but being operated on by a robot is now a reality for patients at North Bristol Trust’s Bristol Urological Institute (BUI). The intuitive surgical system - more...Read more

Topping out ceremony for new hospital buildings

Thursday, 26 March 2009

A topping out ceremony for the new Pathology Sciences and Learning & Research buildings at Southmead Hospital will take place on Friday, March 27. The new £50 million buildings are an important forerunner for the new hospital and are due...Read more

Cycle campaign for vulnerable babies

Monday, 23 March 2009

28 years ago, Nick Williams was a premature baby in Southmead Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Now, he’s tandem cycling from Lands End to John o’Groats to raise money for babies in need. The Precious Drops Campaign aims to set...Read more

An opportunity to see how Cossham will be refurbished

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Members of the public will have their first opportunity to see the NHS’ plans to refurbish Cossham Hospital. Designs for the refurbished hospital will be shared at a 'drop-in' session between 2.30pm and 8pm on Tuesday 31st March in the...Read more

Nurses push tissue donation to new heights

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Tissue donation changes lives - and a push from two North Bristol Trust nurses means more tissue is being donated through Frenchay Hospital’s Emergency Department than ever before. Today, nearly 90% of people whose next of kin die in Frenchay’s...Read more

Trust announces front-runner for new super-hospital at Southmead

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

The ground-breaking super-hospital at Southmead has reached a major milestone in its development with the announcement that Carillion is the front runner to design and build the new £430 million PFI scheme. This news means that North Bristol NHS Trust...Read more

Improving the environment in which to say goodbye

Monday, 16 February 2009

Bereaved patients at NBT will have a much better environment in which to say goodbye to their loved ones thanks to a redevelopment project which will see the mortuary viewing rooms transformed. The environment and design of the mortuary viewing...Read more

Lung centre results mean patients can breathe easy

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Patients visiting the North Bristol Lung Centre can breathe easy after the centre received excellent results from a Royal College of Physicians audit. The centre, which looks after patients who have breathing problems due to lung disease, was assessed as...Read more

Praise for patient safety

Monday, 9 February 2009

North Bristol NHS Trust has been praised for its high standards of patient safety. The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) conducted an assessment of the Trust in November to ensure patients are being cared for in as safe an environment as...Read more