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New solution for men with prostate problems at Southmead Hospital

Tuesday, 21 March, 2017

It is an embarrassing problem that affects many men over the age of 50, but now a new procedure is available at Southmead Hospital to tackle the symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate. More than one in three men over...Read more

Free artwalk and workshop at Southmead Hospital

Tuesday, 21 March, 2017

This Saturday (25 March) ‘Paintings in Hospitals’ and Fresh Arts are hosting a free artwalk and workshop at Southmead Hospital. The artwalk takes in some of the many exhibitions on display at Southmead, including some behind-the-scenes exhibits. The collection is...Read more

Nurse honoured at police awards for life-saving act

Tuesday, 21 March, 2017

Nurse Abby Bamber was awarded at a special ceremony held by Avon and Somerset Police yesterday, for her life-saving act to save a victim of a stabbing attack. Abby was off-duty on the evening of Monday 16 May last year,...Read more

Plan ahead for a happy and healthy Easter

Monday, 20 March, 2017

With only four weeks left until Easter, health leaders in Bristol are urging people to plan ahead with some simple steps to stay happy and healthy over the long bank holiday weekend (14-17 April). These include collecting repeat prescriptions well...Read more

North Bristol announced as partner in fight against in antibiotic-resistance

Friday, 17 March, 2017

Our microbiologists have been announced as partners in a state-of-the-art research centre being set up to develop new antibiotics. The North Bristol NHS Trust team, based at Southmead Hospital are leaders in this field and are working on a University...Read more

North Bristol hosting Deep Brain Stimulation nurse conference today

Thursday, 16 March, 2017

We are hosting the national conference for the DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) Nurse Association in Bristol today (Thursday, March 16) and tomorrow (Friday, March 17). Our neurosurgery team provide a world-leading DBS service at Southmead Hospital, which has been providing...Read more

Learn about genomics the fun way at 'Bath Taps into Science'

Wednesday, 15 March, 2017

This week, children from schools across Bristol, Bath, Somerset and South Gloucestershire will have the opportunity to learn about genomics in a fun and interactive way. The West of England NHS Genomic Medicine Centre (WEGMC) and the University of the...Read more

Southmead surgeons helping in the development of wearable surgical robots

Tuesday, 14 March, 2017

Our surgeons are working with colleagues across the city to develop the next generation of surgical robots. A team of researchers led by the University of the West of England ( UWE Bristol ) is developing a robotic system that...Read more

National Apprenticeship Week continues

Thursday, 9 March, 2017

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, we caught up with some of our apprentices to hear about their experiences of being on the scheme. We featured their graduation ceremony earlier this week and also met Keelan, who has recently completed...Read more

World Kidney Day marked by Southmead Hospital transplant team

Thursday, 9 March, 2017

Today is World Kidney Day and to mark the occasion transplant staff have been raising awareness about organ donation at Southmead Hospital. There are currently about 400 people waiting for a kidney transplant with our specialist service. Approximately 120 people...Read more