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Do you know where to get health advice over the Christmas bank holidays? Find out how to get the right care, first time. Health leaders in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are reminding residents to get the right care, first time... Read more

For most people Christmas Day will be filled with friends and family, a festive lunch and the sound of paper being torn off presents. But of course, Christmas doesn't mean a holiday for everyone. Many of our staff and volunteers will forego time... Read more

The first patients have undergone a procedure to trial a living stem cell bandage at Southmead Hospital. A ‘living bandage’ made from stem cells, which could revolutionise the treatment and prognosis of a common sporting knee injury, has been... Read more

As the festive season gets into full swing Christmas parties and celebrations mean the alcohol is likely to be flowing. For many people the celebrations may result in feeling a little groggy the morning after but for some festive drinking can cause... Read more

A celebration has been held for a group of nurses who have notched up more than 90 years of NHS service between them. The commitment of the five staff on Southmead Hospital surgical ward, 34A, was acknowledged with certificates and cake. Head of... Read more

People are being asked to help stop the spread of the winter vomiting bug norovirus across the South West. Over the past month there have been twice as many community outbreaks reported in the South West compared to last year - mainly in care homes... Read more

The Milk Bank at Southmead Hospital has celebrated its fifth anniversary. Since its launch in 2011 more than 700 litres of breast milk have been donated by 312 donors. The donor milk bank was set up to provide safe, screened donor breast milk for... Read more

From incidents more appropriate for a beauty salon to common foot complaints – Southmead Hospital’s Emergency Department has seen its share of inappropriate attendances. The busy department sees more than 1,700 patients a week, many of whom need the... Read more

A number of First and Wessex bus timetables will change over the festive period. Please see below for more information, and check before you travel. This is only relevant to buses travelling to Southmead Hospital.  Please also note that due to low... Read more

Winter is here and in the NHS that means we have to gear ourselves up for a busy few months. We know that we are not alone in facing the challenges that winter brings and like hospitals across the country we are doing everything we can to prepare... Read more

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Andrea Young in the Brunel building