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Clinical Lead of Cellular Pathology for University Hospitals Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust starts work

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) and North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) have jointly appointed a Clinical Lead of Cellular Pathology, who will work across both Trusts to improve histopathology services in Bristol.

Have your say on Childrens Heart Services

Anyone with an interest in childrens heart services is being encouraged to have their say on how childrens heart services are organised in England, following a national review and the recommendation of four options.

In February, the Safe and Sustainable review panel recommended four options for public consultation and Bristol Royal Hospital for Children has been included in all four options.

The period of public consultation on these options is now underway. A public consultation event will be held at: Taunton Racecourse on 7 June 2011 from 3-5pm

The First Davison Nursing and Midwifery Scholarships to be awarded on International Nurses Day at University Hospitals Bristol

Each year on 12 May - the birth date of Florence Nightingale - nurses worldwide celebrate their profession and raise the profile of their work in a variety of ways and events. It is also a day for nurses to unite in taking pride in their jobs.

NHS says: Text HEART to take part

Young people across the South West wanting to take part in the consultation on proposals to change childrens heart services will be able to respond via a new text service set up by Safe and Sustainable " the NHS consultation on childrens congenital heart services.

Safe and Sustainable is also launching a young person-friendly summary of the consultation document " ˜Better care for your heart - a summary " which is designed to provide easy to read information about the proposals for change.

System C wins seven-year Patient Administration and Electronic Patient Records system contract with University Hospitals Bristol

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) has selected System C to supply and implement its Medway patient administration and electronic patient record (PAS/EPR) system across all of its hospitals. 

The Trust is a leading research centre, the regions largest provider of medical and dental teaching and is one of the largest acute NHS Trusts in the country, with an income last year of £507m.   It employs over 7,500 people, delivering over 100 different clinical services from a group of nine hospitals in the heart of the city. 

£80 million redevelopment of the Bristol Royal Infirmary reaches milestone

28 April 2011

The £80 million redevelopment of the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI), which will greatly improve the hospital environment for patients in the centre of Bristol, reached another milestone today as the Board of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) approved the full business case for the redevelopment.

At the end of March it was announced that the Trust had secured the £70 million loan for the refurbishment by the Department of Health. The Trust aims to sign a contract with construction company Laing ORourke in the summer.

X Factor winner celebrates 10th anniversary of Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

X Factor winner Matt Cardle visited Bristol Royal Hospital for Children today 10 years after the hospital opened its doors to patients.

Matt met with patients, their families and staff members at the hospital and enjoyed some birthday cake as part of a year of celebrations.

He also met with Dr Jacqueline Cornish, Head of Division of Womens and Childrens Services, who treated Matt for six months in 1985 for Wilms Tumour. She then followed him up regularly in the outpatient department until his family moved to Essex.

Matt Cardle said:

Building work causes short term changes to parking outside the BRI

15 April 2011

From Monday 18 April, for four weeks, there will be a reduction in the number of 15 minute car parking spaces outside the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI). However the five minute drop off zone and the two disabled car parking spaces will remain.

The changes have been made to enable the final stage of the demolition of the former nurses home on Terrell Street, which backs onto the area outside University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trusts (UH Bristol) Emergency Departments.