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For most of us, robots are the stuff of science fiction novels - but being operated on by a robot is now a reality for patients at North Bristol Trust’s Bristol Urological Institute (BUI). The intuitive surgical system - more commonly known as the... Read more

A topping out ceremony for the new Pathology Sciences and Learning & Research buildings at Southmead Hospital will take place on Friday, March 27. The new £50 million buildings are an important forerunner for the new hospital and are due to... Read more

Cycle campaign for vulnerable babies

Monday, 23 March, 2009

28 years ago, Nick Williams was a premature baby in Southmead Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Now, he’s tandem cycling from Lands End to John o’Groats to raise money for babies in need. The Precious Drops Campaign aims to set up a human... Read more

Members of the public will have their first opportunity to see the NHS’ plans to refurbish Cossham Hospital. Designs for the refurbished hospital will be shared at a 'drop-in' session between 2.30pm and 8pm on Tuesday 31st March in the Recreation... Read more

Tissue donation changes lives - and a push from two North Bristol Trust nurses means more tissue is being donated through Frenchay Hospital’s Emergency Department than ever before. Today, nearly 90% of people whose next of kin die in Frenchay’s... Read more

The ground-breaking super-hospital at Southmead has reached a major milestone in its development with the announcement that Carillion is the front runner to design and build the new £430 million PFI scheme. This news means that North Bristol NHS... Read more

Bereaved patients at NBT will have a much better environment in which to say goodbye to their loved ones thanks to a redevelopment project which will see the mortuary viewing rooms transformed. The environment and design of the mortuary viewing... Read more

Patients visiting the North Bristol Lung Centre can breathe easy after the centre received excellent results from a Royal College of Physicians audit. The centre, which looks after patients who have breathing problems due to lung disease, was... Read more

Praise for patient safety

Monday, 9 February, 2009

North Bristol NHS Trust has been praised for its high standards of patient safety. The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) conducted an assessment of the Trust in November to ensure patients are being cared for in as safe an environment as possible.... Read more

North Bristol NHS Trust has seen a dramatic reduction in the number of babies born with brain damage thanks to an innovative way of applying guidelines by the maternity team at Southmead. Figures show the significant sustained decrease in the... Read more


Andrea Young in the Brunel building