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#Conversations 2016-2019 archive


#Conversations in 2019 took place on 16th - 20th September 2019 in St Michael's Hospital and 23rd - 28th September 2019 in  Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. It was a fantastic two weeks of activities, staff awards and conversations! Our events were genorously supported by the Grand Appeal.

More photos coming soon... 


Our 2017 #conversations initiative ran from 25th to the 29th of September. We encouraged staff, patients and parents to talk to us about our services. Here are some of our photos from 2017:

ED Group Photo


Thankyou Marta

We think continuing communication is important and part of this process is including everyone in the discussions that affect them. The 2017 #conversations week encouraged us to spend the time having conversations, big and small, and with different people who are invested in our shared vision. This all contributes to how we want our services to develop and how we can all work together to achieve this.

Thank You Marius

We focused on discharge and how we can work to make it better. In 2016 we designed our Partnership Charter and this was launched during #conversations in 2017. We also gave everyone the chance to say a Big Thank You to anyone who made a real difference to their hospital visit.

Thank You Parent

The week was kindly supported by Above and Beyond.


In its first year #Conversations ran from 14th to 23rd September and at the heart of the campaign was an aspiration to change current thinking and embed a new way of working in partnership.

47 staff and 40 volunteers gave their time to participate in 57 separate activities all designed to engage children, young people, families and staff in different ways including ward roadshows, hospital based well being sessions, dolls dress up sessions in play areas, reception events, job shadowing, and a fete in the hospital garden. The event was launched by a music video starring patients and staff, which reached 50,000 families on Facebook.

Well done to all the wards and departments in the children's hospital who got involved with #conversations in 2016 by fancy dress day! Take a look at the photos:

Therapy Department - 101 Dalmatians

101 dalmatians

Starlight Oncology Ward - Toy Story

toy story

Apollo 35 Adolescents - Comic Books

comic books 

Ocean Unit - 101 Dalmatians

101 dalmatians 2

Penguin Ward Surgical Services - Alice in Wonderland

alice in wonderland 

Dolphin Ward (Cardiac) - Around the World in 80 Days

around the world

Meadow Ward Short Stay Surgery - Treasure Island

treasure island

Puzzle Wood (Clinical Investigations) - Wizard of Oz

wizard of oz

Rainforest Outpatients - Peter Pan 

peter pan

Daisy Ward (Burns) - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

willy wonka

Bluebell and Sunflower Wards (Neurosciences) - Gru and Minions


Caterpillar Ward- Cat in the Hat

cat in the hat

Caterpillar Ward - Cat in the Hat

cat in the hat 2

Radiology Department - Peter Pan

peter pan 2

Lighthouse Ward - Jungle Book

jungle book

Children's Emergency Department - Aliens Love Underpants


Pharmacy - Harry Potter

harry potter 

Carousel Outpatients Department - Peter Pan

peter pan 3

Seahourse PICU - Very Hungry Caterpillar 


picu 2

Management Team


Psychology Department - Harry Potter


The LIAISE team - Little Red Riding Hood


The On Call and medical high dependency team - Cat in the Hat 

on call medics

Clinical Site Team - Maleficent 

clinical site team