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If you or a member of your family were in hospital, would you know the questions to ask to help get home quicker? We have launched an initiative at Southmead Hospital to help you understand the questions that may help you get home to start your... Read more

The current wait for patient transport services can be up to 4 hours and 45 minutes.   Can you help us by collecting your friend or family member from hospital, or supporting them to arrange transport home?   Here's Tina from our... Read more

New non-executive director joins our board

Friday, 10 February, 2017

We have welcomed a new non-executive director to our board. Professor John Iredale, Pro Vice Chancellor (Health) at the University of Bristol, brings experience as a non-executive director with one of the largest health organisations in the UK,... Read more

A donation of over £4000 from Southmead Hospital’s League of Friends is helping patients with dementia and delirium, and their families and carers. For patients coming into the hospital with cognitive impairments, it can be very easy for them to... Read more

Here at Southmead, like most other hospitals, we are busy. We have seen unprecedented demand from patients who are unwell and need our care. Winter is typically busy in hospitals and we make plans in advance to help us manage as best we can during... Read more

Today we were awarded a ‘Network of Excellence’ status for our care of people with muscular dystrophy. The South West Neuromuscular Network, of which we are the host Trust, was awarded the status by leading national charity, Muscular Dystrophy UK.... Read more

People with Parkinson's are now benefiting from tailored dance sessions at Southmead Hospital. The weekly sessions are the first of their kind to be held in Bristol and are open to people with Parkinson's and their carers or friends. Led by dance... Read more

‘The patient I’ll never forget’

Tuesday, 31 January, 2017

Today we held our first Schwartz round for staff. Schwartz Rounds provide healthcare professionals with an opportunity to share their stories and experiences, and to reflect on the emotional impact that their work has on them. Today, staff from both... Read more

Men with suspected prostate cancer could benefit from less invasive testing as a result of a study that involved patients at Southmead Hospital. The PROMIS (Prostate MRI Imaging Study) found that a quarter of men could safely avoid undergoing a... Read more

This Cervical Cancer Awareness Week North Bristol NHS Trust’s lead consultant has some advice for women about how they can reduce their chances of developing the disease. Cervical Cancer is a largely preventable disease. If abnormal cells are... Read more

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Andrea Young in the Brunel building