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Brain stimulation used in world-first blood pressure treatment

Tuesday, 28 February, 2017

A patient has become the first in the world to have deep brain stimulation to reduce her blood pressure in a procedure carried out by one of our consultants. Neurosurgeon Nik Patel worked with colleagues at the University of Bristol...Read more

Bristol Bath Vascular Network shortlisted for national award

Monday, 27 February, 2017

The Bristol Bath Vascular Network, based at Southmead Hospital, has been shortlisted for a national award. The network has been shortlisted in the ‘The Surgery Team of the Year’ category in the BMJ Awards; the UK’s leading medical awards which...Read more

Ask 3 key questions to get home from hospital quicker

Friday, 17 February, 2017

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...Read more

Tina from our Transport Services team has a favour to ask

Monday, 13 February, 2017

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, having been...Read more

League of Friends donation supports patients with dementia and delirium

Thursday, 9 February, 2017

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

Home is best - a message from our Director of Nursing, Sue Jones

Wednesday, 8 February, 2017

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...Read more

‘Network of Excellence’ award for our care of people with muscular dystrophy

Monday, 6 February, 2017

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...Read more

Parkinson's dance sessions launched at Southmead Hospital

Friday, 3 February, 2017

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...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