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News Archive - 5

Engineer to create 3D puzzle to mend broken bones

18th May 2010

An engineer at the University of the West of England is working with an orthopaedic surgeon from the Bristol Royal Infirmary and a specialized software company to enhance the management of complex, joints' fractures by creating a robotics device that can put the fractures back together as perfectly as possible, using the state of the art of 3D imaging, pattern recognition and robotics.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust to show open heart surgery at Bristol Festival of Ideas

5th May 2010 

Detailed film footage of open heart surgery performed on the beating hearts of two patients at the Bristol Heart Institute will be shown to an audience as part of this years Bristol Festival of Ideas at 7pm on Monday 10 May at St Georges Bristol.

In Bristol Heart Surgery - filmed earlier in the year " cardiac surgeon Gavin Murphy from University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust will explain on camera the surgical procedures he and the surgical team are carrying out.

Extraordinary work of Bristols healthcare scientists celebrated in new book

22nd March 2010 

ExtraordinaryThe unique work of leading healthcare scientists from University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has been recognised in a new Department of Health book.

˜Extraordinary You " Science in Healthcare profiles the work and careers of healthcare scientists throughout the country to encourage others to consider a scientific career in the NHS.

The book includes the profiles of three of the Trusts leading healthcare scientists:

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust to elect Governors

5th March 2010

In its second year as a Foundation Trust, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is holding its election for Governors to its Membership Council, for a three-year term from June 2010.

The role of a Governor is to provide comment and direction on the Trusts strategic plans as well as reflecting the views of their constituents.  There are a total of 14 positions for election including:
Four Public Governors:
Bristol area" two vacancies
South Gloucestershire area" two vacancies

National Ophthalmic Nurses conference to celebrate 200 years of visionary care in Bristol

4th March 2010

The Bristol Eye Hospital, part of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, is holding a national ophthalmic nurses conference at the Bristol Hotel on Saturday 17 April to celebrate 200 years of nursing at the hospital. Organised by nurses for nurses, the programme will look at the past and present as well as future developments in ophthalmic care.

In line with the celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the Bristol Eye Hospital (BEH), this years conference promises to be the most interesting to date with a specific historical focus.

Notice of Election to the Membership Council

Nominations are open from 5 March to 7 April 2010 for elections for the following governor positions on the Membership Council:

  • 4 public governors
  • 7 patient and carer governors
  • 3 staff governors

Eligible members may nominate themselves by contacting the Membership Office on 0117 342 3763 or read more about the elections on the web:

 This is an opportunity to represent your constituency and have a say in the hospitals services.

NHS scales new heights in tackling obesity in Bristol

25 February 2010

A new community service is about to be launched in Bristol, one of the first in the South West, to help people who are overweight or obese.

Latest estimates for Bristol are that there are 75,000 adults who are obese and 60,000 who are overweight according to the Health Survey for England. The new service will help patients who have already been struggling to lose weight.

Alzheimers Society launch new leaflet to help hospital staff improve care for dementia patients in the South West

23rd February

A new leaflet is launched today by Alzheimers Society at Bristol Royal Infirmary aimed at helping hospital staff better understand the needs of people with dementia.