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A Southmead Hospital matron is retiring more than 40 years after she first joined the hospital as a student nurse. Sally Wheeler started her training in October 1976, qualifying as a nurse in 1979 and moving over to Frenchay as a neurosurgery staff... Read more

People with cancer are being encouraged to talk about their concerns as part of Cancer Talk Week. Among the ways people can find someone to talk to about cancer is by visiting the NGS Macmillan Wellbeing Centre at Southmead Hospital, where... Read more

Innovations at North Bristol NHS Trust have been recognised with teams being shortlisted in two categories of the national HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards. The Severn Major Trauma Network, hosted by the Trust, has been shortlisted in the Emergency,... Read more

People are being urged to take steps to stay well this winter by getting their flu vaccination jab. The latest vaccination uptake figures released by Public Health England for the period from 1 September until the end of November 2016 show... Read more

We're busy - here's how you can help

Thursday, 5 January, 2017

A message from our Director of Nursing, Sue Jones:   Like the rest of the local health community, our hospital is currently very busy. The first days after the long Christmas and New Year bank holidays are traditionally busy across local health... Read more

We are encouraging people to consider whether they need to attend the Emergency Department when they are injured or unwell, or whether services in the community might be more appropriate. Over the last few days the Emergency Department at Southmead... Read more

A look back at 2016

Friday, 30 December, 2016

This year we continued to deliver exceptional health care for our community. We have saved lives, relieved pain, anxiety and despair, brought new lives into the world, comforted relatives, shared good and bad news, restored hope, and enabled people... Read more

Make it your New Year’s resolution to use the Emergency Department responsibly. We are encouraging people in Bristol to think carefully about the most appropriate place to go for treatment and care if they become unwell over the New Year period.... Read more

More than 80,000 people a year need hospital treatment for injuries such as falls, cuts and burns during the festive period. A cocktail of excitement, stress, tiredness and alcohol can create unexpected hazards in the home at Christmas. During... Read more

Southmead Hospital staff spread cheer around the wards by singing Christmas carols. About 50 members of staff from across North Bristol NHS Trust, friends and relatives - many sporting festive outfits - made their way around the hospital singing to... Read more

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Andrea Young in the Brunel building