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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

Southmead Hospital patients involved in study that could see less invasive tests for prostate cancer

Thursday, 26 January, 2017

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

Southmead consultant highlights immportance of smears in Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

Thursday, 26 January, 2017

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 discovered after...Read more

People with cancer can talk about their concerns with Macmillan Wellbeing Centre team

Friday, 20 January, 2017

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,...Read more

Sally retires 40 years after first joining Southmead Hospital

Friday, 20 January, 2017

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...Read more

Innovations recognised in national awards shortlist

Monday, 16 January, 2017

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...Read more

Eligible for the flu jab? There's still time to get vaccinated

Friday, 6 January, 2017

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...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...Read more

Do not come to the Emergency Department unless it is an emergency

Wednesday, 4 January, 2017

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