University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

Address Trust Headquarters
Marlborough Street
Bristol
BS1 3NU

Weston General Hospital
Grange Road, Uphill
Weston super Mare
North Somerset
BS23 4TQ

Website https://www.uhbw.nhs.uk/
The Trust and Hospital(s) University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) was formed on 1 April 2020 following the merger of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust.

UHBW specialist teaching trust runs nine hospitals across the campus, including:

  • Bristol Royal Infirmary
  • Weston General Hospital
  • Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
  • Bristol Heart Institute
  • St Michael’s Hospital
  • Dental Hospital
  • Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre
  • Bristol Eye Hospital
  • South Bristol Community Hospital

The Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) is a teaching hospital in ‘the heart of Bristol City’ with close links to Bristol University and provides acute medicine and surgery, critical care, trauma, orthopaedic and accident and emergency services to the population of Bristol. It also provides the centre for cardio-thoracic services for the south west and for cystic fibrosis care in the Severn area. The hospital comprises of two principal buildings within the Bristol hospital map, named Zone A and Zone B.

Weston General Hospital provides most of the acute care needed by the local community, including intensive care, cancer care and coronary (heart) services. The Hospital has an Emergency Department (Closed between 10pm and 8am) service which sees more than 47,000 attendances every year. Ashcombe Birth Centre is a midwife-led birth centre, specialising in low-risk births and working in partnership with St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol, where a full obstetric service is available for women with complicated pregnancies. The Trust also has Seashore Centre for Children and Young People which hosts out-patient clinics and has a ten-bed day care ward. The Trust provides a range of cancer services. Those services accredited include, Colorectal, Lung, Skin, Gynaecology, Palliative Care and Urology. A day case Chemotherapy service is also offered in our modern 10-station Chemotherapy Unit. The breast service at Weston General Hospital is provided by North Bristol NHS Trust.

The Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC) provides a local service for Bristol children and a referral service for specialist care for families across the South West and nationally. The current building opened on the 22nd April 2001 and was the first purpose-built children's hospital in the South West. In April 2007, a further ward was opened to accommodate children’s services from Southmead, with the long-term aim of centralising all hospital services for children in Bristol at one centre of excellence. Within the Bristol hospital map, this building is Zone E.

The Bristol Heart Institute (BHI) was opened in 2009, designed in partnership with patients, staff and the public and provides a dedicated service for people with heart conditions across Bristol and the South West. We are a research active unit, closely collaborating with local academic partners. Our award winning building, located behind the Bristol Royal Infirmary, is landscaped into the leafy hillside facing Kingsdown and has been designed with the patient in mind. The BHI is located in Zone C.

St Michael's Hospital is a small and friendly NHS teaching hospital with links to Bristol University and the University of the West of England. We provide a range of facilities including maternity services (a midwifery led unit and central delivery suite), gynaecology, gynae-oncology and children's and adult audiology, ear nose and throat outpatients and genetics.

The University of Bristol Dental Hospital is a Centre of Excellence providing routine and specialist clinical dental services for the South West.

The Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC) provides specialist non-surgical treatments for people with cancer, and for people who do not have cancer but require specialist radiotherapy or haematology services. The three main specialities are oncology, haematology, and palliative care. We are the only Comprehensive Care Centre for Haemophilia in the South West. As well as being the cancer treatment centre for Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset, we provide specialist services to people from across the South West. The BHOC is located in Zone D.

Bristol Eye Hospital is one of the country's leading specialist hospitals with an international reputation for the treatment of diseases of the eye, and highly respected as a pioneer in research, education and clinical practice. The BEH is located in Zone H.

The £45 million South Bristol Community Hospital opened on 30 March 2012, and now provides people in South Bristol with diagnostic tests and therapy services closer to their homes. It also houses Bristol's first Urgent Care Centre for minor illnesses and injuries, Day Surgery and a rehabilitation service where people are able to stay as inpatients.

Size of Hospital(s) 669 beds (BRI Site)
261 beds (Weston General Hospital)
49 beds (Oncology/Haematology Centre)
152 beds (Children’s Hospital)
11 beds (Eye Hospital)
114 beds (St Michael’s Hospital)
107 beds (Bristol Heart Institute)
No of Foundation Trainees 60 F1s, 66 F2s
Foundation Programmes All Foundation Programmes for UHBW are now linked across the Bristol sites and Weston General Hospital. All our posts rotate through acute units to provide acute experience for all Foundation Doctors.

All F1 and F2 trainees will have educational supervisors that provide continuity of support throughout the year along with support from the Foundation Programme Directors and Foundation Teams.

Bleep free teaching time is available with opportunities to learn at the high fidelity UHBW Simulation Centre.

Education & Research Centre Facilities

UHBW Education & Research Centre (Bristol)

Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) is located on Level 4 in the Education & Research Centre, opposite the BRI.

Other facilities include; Library, Lecture Theatres and Tutorial Rooms, Clinical Skills Room, Bristol Medical Simulation Centre, I.T Training Rooms, Resuscitation Services, vending machines, lockable bike shed and shower access

Weston Academy (Weston)

PGME is located in the Glass Pod in the library on the ground floor of the academy building. The academy has the following facilities:

Library, Lecture Theatre, Clinical Skills Rooms, Café Area with vending machines, lockable bike sheds & showers

Staff Restaurant Facilities

Bristol

A wide selection of dining rooms, snack bar and vending facilities are offered at many of the Bristol hospital sites, where reasonably priced hot and cold meals and snacks can be purchased. Our Welcome Centre houses Marks & Spencer, Costa Coffee, WH Smith which provide a range of food and drinks.

DeliMarché, a restaurant on level 9 of the BRI, is open from 7.30am to 2.30pm serving hot and cold foods.


Daily 24-hour access to a vending machine in Dolphin House, which provides frozen meals for heating in the microwave. A cash machine is located near the entrance of Zone A, BRI.

In addition, most of our hospitals are located within a couple of minutes walking distance to the city centre of Bristol, which has a wide range of eating facilities and options.

Weston

Rafters restaurant is located in the main Hospital Building and serves a variety of hot and cold food & drinks. It is open 8.00am – 4.00pm on weekdays. There are also vending machines serving both hot and cold food and drinks which are available 24 hours a day.

There is also a Costa Coffee shop situated near the front entrance at the Hospital. Costa is open Monday to Friday 7am – 7pm and Saturday & Sunday 9am-6pm selling a wide range of sandwiches, Panini, cakes & pastries plus all the Costa signature drinks. You can choose to either eat in or take away.

There are also vending machines servicing hot and cold drinks and snacks in Piers café in the Academy.

Doctors’ Mess

Bristol

Access to a seating area with Sky TV, kitchen area (includes microwave, fridge, dishwasher and cooking facilities), a study area including access to some PC terminals, organised multiple social and sporting events and committee, curry meal for Saturday night ‘on call’ doctors.

Weston

Access to a seating area indoors with Sky TV & a gaming console, Cooking facilities, Monthly meetings, Bi weekly pizza for the on-call team, weekly food shop for all mess members and a peaceful outside space with seating area

Nearby Amenities

Bristol

Bristol is a vibrant, lively, multi-cultural city with lots to offer. Most of the Bristol sites are within walking distance to local parks, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, a beautiful harbourside, restaurants and bars and many shops including the recently built Cabot Circus shopping centre. We are also easily accessible to national transportation links including Bristol Airport, Temple Meads Train Station and Bristol Bus Station.

Weston

Indoor/Outdoor sports Facilities in the local area, Uphill Boatyard & Beach is 10 mins walk, Grand Pier, Multiplex cinema, Shopping Centre are all in the centre of the town which is 10 minutes drive, Mendip Hills & Quantocks are a short distance away, Cheddar Gorge is within 20 minutes drive, the cities of Bath & Bristol are approx 20 miles away with London a 2 hour commute by train, Devon and Cornwall are both accessible in approximately 2 hours by car.