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‘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

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

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Andrea Young in the Brunel building