North Bristol NHS Trust

Address Southmead Hospital
Westbury on Trym
BS10 5NB
The Trust and Hospital(s) North Bristol opened its brand new Brunel building in 2014 to combine services from the old Frenchay and Southmead hospitals. It continues to provide general and specialist services to approximately 350,000 patients a year from our local population and across the south west.

We are the Regional Major Trauma Centre and vascular services centre and take referrals from all over the country for our other specialist services- urology, renal, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, and neonatal intensive care. We also have spinal surgery services, infectious diseases, orthopaedics, pathology, chronic pain and a large neurosciences department including neurosurgery, neuropsychiatry and neurology. The Head Injury Therapy unit remains on the Frenchay site.

The maternity unit at North Bristol- made famous by the One Born Every Minute TV programme - is a very busy department with over 6000 deliveries a year and founded the international PROMPT course.

Size of Hospital(s) There are about 1,000 beds across the Trust (this includes Brunel, Elgar and Women’s and Children’s).
No of Foundation Doctors 52 F1s, 54 F2s
Foundation Programmes The Trust’s Foundation Teaching Programme takes advantage of the wide range of educational opportunities available and the expert knowledge of the doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals within the trust. It is designed to enable foundation doctors to have a good grounding in the care of the acutely ill patient, human factors, patient safety, quality improvement, experience of the specialist areas and to fulfil their foundation competencies. There are regular formal educational sessions are held for F1 and F2 doctors, covering these professional and clinical skills, with a focus on lifelong learning.
Education Centre Facilities At North Bristol NHS Trust there is a purpose built large Learning and Research building on the site with library, multi-media facilities (including video conferencing), lecture theatre, 2 clinical skills labs and many seminar and interview rooms. It also houses the resuscitation facilities, the Academy, undergraduate and postgraduate offices and research facilities. There are computer rooms, electronic resources, study space and photocopier. Internet access and Wi-Fi is available as well as excellent coffee and refreshment facilities.
Staff Restaurant Facilities The Staff restaurants on the 5th floor of the Brunel building with an outdoor terrace and views across Bristol provides hot and cold meals and snacks 7 days a week. There is also a coffee bar on that level and Costa coffee, plus a small shop on the ground floor of the Brunel building
Doctors’ Mess There is a doctors’ Mess within the Brunel building with papers delivered every day, comfy chairs for power naps, curry delivered on a Saturday and food available for on calls. Plus a TV and computers.
Nearby Amenities The Mall Shopping Centre is situated near junction 17 of the M5 Motorway at Cribbs Causeway. Here there is also a large cinema, bowling alley and many restaurants and retail shops. There is a frequent bus service between the hospitals and Bristol in addition to a local country service. Bristol Parkway railway station is 3 miles away with good links to the South West, Wales, London and the north. Bristol is a bustling busy city with lots of bars, restaurants and leisure facilities and sports grounds.