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On Saturday 1 February, the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre  opened its doors to nearly 70 young people for a special ...
12/02/2020

On Saturday 1 February, the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre opened its doors to nearly 70 young people for a special interactive event which brought to life some of the practical aspects of working in emergency care ๐Ÿš‘

Three groups of 14 to 18 year olds spent 90 minutes in the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre experiencing, preparing and performing an emergency operation in a simulated operating theatre environment; learning CPR (resuscitation) skills, as well as the skills needed in a simulated Emergency Department such as triaging, assessment and communicating key information. There was also a group discussion to share views on what matters for young people who may end up staying in hospital or visiting friends and family.

For those considering a potential career in the NHS, there was the opportunity to hear more from teams at the Trust who work with young people, including the Trustโ€™s apprenticeship, traineeship and work experience team, the voluntary services team and youth involvement group (links to their webpages can be found in the comments below ๐Ÿ‘‡).

Some quotes from young people included:
โ€œI think it was an amazing experience", "I really enjoyed all the interactive activities today" and โ€œEnjoyed- learning skills I may find valuable in the future".

Due to the overwhelming positive feedback from the session, it is anticipated that a similar event will run in summer 2020 ๐Ÿค— Keep an eye on our and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust page for more details, or sign up for free with Foundation Trust membership so you can be kept up-to-date with news from around our hospitals.

As part of the #myquestion campaign, we are featuring and responding to questions, signposting to information and giving...
12/02/2020

As part of the #myquestion campaign, we are featuring and responding to questions, signposting to information and giving ideas to help children, families and adults feel supported and find answers which may work for your own situation.

This week, with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, we are asking:

๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐—œ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—บ๐˜† ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†?

When your cardiologist and surgeon talk to you about coming in for surgery there are lots of things to think about. As an adult this may mean talking to your family, friends and colleagues about your heart condition and treatment. Those around you often have questions and may want to know how to support you and what practical help (such as childcare, managing your home and work duties) that you need.

Take a look at these resources that could help answer your questions
๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/2HiS3lv

The campaign has been created by the South Wales and South West Congenital Heart Disease Network (SWSW CHD) and in partnership with Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal

#myquestion #CHDNetwork #CHDToolkit

We donโ€™t think thereโ€™s mushroom for improvement here! ๐Ÿ„We'd like to share a well done to Jayne for winning the nature an...
11/02/2020

We donโ€™t think thereโ€™s mushroom for improvement here! ๐Ÿ„

We'd like to share a well done to Jayne for winning the nature and wellbeing calendar competition in January! This is run by University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust sustainable development team. Take a look at her stylish photo ๐Ÿ“ธ

Jayne is an administrator for the paediatric diabetes specialist nurses team here at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and she is a big advocate for the benefits of nature on our wellbeing. Her fantastic fungal photo was taken whilst out on a weekend walk and forage in Abbots Leigh. Jayne says:

โ€œI would advocate walking for just 20 minutes a day, try and move away from your work station if you can- it de-clutters your mind. Keep it simple, I find small things can help you feel better.โ€

Getting out in nature is linked to reduced stress levels and an improvement in concentration and productivity. Feel free to share any nature photos with us below! Staff can find more information on the nature and wellbeing calendar competition and February's winner in this week's Newsbeat. Or to find out more about sustainability across the Trust
๐Ÿ‘‰ http://www.uhbristol.nhs.uk/about-us/sustainable-development/projects/

Are you aged 18-21? If you have been a patient at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children in the past and have now moved on ...
10/02/2020

Are you aged 18-21? If you have been a patient at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children in the past and have now moved on to adult services we would love to hear from you! ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘‚

We are currently working on improving our support for young people with long term health conditions who are moving into adult services. We are keen to involve both young people who have already moved on and our current patients to help us with this work.

Weโ€™re running a small evening event on Thursday 20th February for you to meet others with similar conditions, and talk about your experiences of both learning to manage your health condition and moving to adult services. As part of the session there will also be a chance to explore some opportunities to get involved in other projects!

Please get in touch or share this message with others. If youโ€™d like to join us or to find out more:
Direct message us ๐Ÿ“ฒ
Email: [email protected] ๐Ÿ“ง
Call: 0117 3428065๐Ÿ“ž

The power of being told a story can go a long way for patients - whether thatโ€™s distraction from whatโ€™s going on in hosp...
07/02/2020

The power of being told a story can go a long way for patients - whether thatโ€™s distraction from whatโ€™s going on in hospital, encouraging little imaginations to run wild, providing some entertainment or developing a love of stories and reading. As itโ€™s National Story Telling Week weโ€™re sharing a little bit of that storytelling magic!

In the first photo ๐Ÿ“ธ you can see Zamia. It was Zamiaโ€™s first time on our Clinical Investigations Unit Puzzlewood. She had some time waiting on the unit in between having the milk challenge, where she was being tested for allergies. During this time she was greeted by storytellers and thoroughly enjoyed her story time with them! Ashleigh and Justin from the unit also loved listening in and checking out the stories!

Itโ€™s always wonderful to have Wilf, Jen and other storytellers in from Read for Good with us, make sure you look out for them on their next visit!

#NationalStoryTellingWeek #ReadforGood

It is important to look after our emotional wellbeing from an early age. This week marks children's mental health week a...
06/02/2020

It is important to look after our emotional wellbeing from an early age. This week marks children's mental health week and this is all about shining a spotlight on the importance of children and young peopleโ€™s mental health.

Scroll through the images ๐Ÿ“ธ to find some top tips for parents and children, put together by our paediatric liaison service. This year's theme is around 'finding your brave' and building your confidence ๐Ÿ’ช. More resources are available in main reception until the end of the week.

Alongside this, today is Time to Talk Day; a national awareness day that is encouraging everyone to be more open about mental health โ€“ to talk, to listen, to change lives. Staff can find more information on connect.

#ChildrensMentalHealthWeek #TimetoTalk Time to Change Place2Be

๐—œ ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—œ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ?As part of the #myquestion campaign, cre...
05/02/2020

๐—œ ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—œ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ?

As part of the #myquestion campaign, created by the South Wales and South West Congenital Heart Disease Network (SWSW CHD), we are featuring and responding to questions, signposting to information and giving ideas to help you and your family feel supported and find answers which may work for your own situation.

Having a heart condition can mean that you feel lots of different emotions at times. These can range from feeling positive that you are getting treatments and getting back to your life, to worries that you canโ€™t do some of the things you want to do in your life or there is uncertainty in your life.

On the Congenital Heart Disease website there are lots of help to find out where to get the support you need. Our support leaflet, made in partnership with Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal is a good place to start, you can find it here
๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/2sOw1DR

#myquestion #CHDToolkit

Today is World Cancer Day. As part of this international awareness day we would like to introduce you to one of our pati...
04/02/2020

Today is World Cancer Day. As part of this international awareness day we would like to introduce you to one of our patients - the lovely Phoebe. She is wearing an orange t-shirt today especially for it!

Phoebe, who is now 5 years old, was first diagnosed when she was 14 months old with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). This is a type of cancer that affects the white blood cells.

After a few years of ups and downs with treatment, remission and re-diagnosis, Phoebe recently received a bone marrow transplant from a 21 year old lady from Germany! Phoebe will now be on Starlight Ward for around 8 weeks while she recovers and tries to keep clear of infection.

Phoebeโ€™s Mum, Aimee, said they spent the whole of December in hospital but enjoyed some time at home in January. Theyโ€™ve made lots of friends with other families whilst spending time on the ward and Phoebe said: โ€œI really like all the nurses and the play lady Aimeeโ€. When Phoebeโ€™s family comes to visit, she speaks to her brothers via walkie-talkie whilst they are waiting outside her room. What a genius idea!

We'll give you one guess at what Phoebe's favourite film is?! ๐Ÿ“ธโ„๏ธ

Talking openly about cancer and our experiences can make a big difference in increasing understanding, overcoming stigma and reducing fear
๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.worldcancerday.org/

#WorldCancerDay #IAmAndIWill #WCDStandingTogether

Save the date for โ€˜A Special Afternoon of Remembranceโ€™. With generous support from Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal the b...
04/02/2020

Save the date for โ€˜A Special Afternoon of Remembranceโ€™. With generous support from Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal the bereavement support team are arranging this yearโ€™s Special Afternoon of Remembrance to remember and honour children cared for by the childrenโ€™s hospital who have sadly died.

This important event for bereaved families will be on Sunday 3rd May 2020 from 2pm at the Wills Memorial Building, Bristol.

Further details will follow but for more information please contact the bereavement support team on:
Tel: 01173427293
Email: [email protected]

After 14 months with us, we were so pleased for Mason that he was able to go home at the end of January! ๐ŸกHe had a super...
03/02/2020

After 14 months with us, we were so pleased for Mason that he was able to go home at the end of January! ๐Ÿก

He had a superb send off with some fantastic staff and Marshall from Paw Patrol. Our very best wishes to to Mason and his family!

Find out more from Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal below ๐Ÿ‘‡

Do you remember Mason? In 2018, his life was changed forever after he choked on a bunch of grapes.

He suffered extensive brain damage from the lack of oxygen, lost movement in all four of his limbs and became partially blind. But after a few ups and downs and a 14-month stay at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, weโ€™re delighted to tell you that Mason is finally going HOME!!! ๐Ÿ Today, we had the pleasure of attending his leaving party with none other than Marshall from Paw Patrol. ๐Ÿพ We wish him all the luck at his new school, which he starts on Monday. โ˜บ๏ธ

Masonโ€™s recovery is thanks to the huge team of exceptional staff behind him and his story is a reminder of why weโ€™re so thankful to have such an outstanding hospital on our doorstep. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’™ You can find out about his journey here: http://bit.ly/34cQYWM

NHS England and Picker would like to speak to children with recent experience of cancer, and their parents, to tell them...
03/02/2020
Share your experiences of Childrenโ€™s Cancer Care - Picker

NHS England and Picker would like to speak to children with recent experience of cancer, and their parents, to tell them about their care experience. This is to make sure we understand how care is delivered and what matters the most to you.

NHS England and Picker are carrying out a discussion group in Bristol with parents of children with cancer on 16th February 2.45-4.30pm. This is taking place at Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX. The group will last around 90 minutes and you will receive a ยฃ30 gift voucher and up to ยฃ10 for travel expenses as a thank you for your time.

Picker is a healthcare research charity working with NHS England to develop the new Under 16โ€™s Cancer Patient Experience Survey. The survey will be used to understand and improve the quality of cancer care in England.

โ„น๏ธ For information head to ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/ZNP350xQUIa
๐Ÿ—ฃ If you would like to take part ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/31d3d4p
๐Ÿ“ง Or email ๐Ÿ‘‰ [email protected]

Project title: Children and Young Peopleโ€™s Cancer Patient Experience Survey Lead researchers: Emily Boxell, Harriet...

Toby has recently spent time on ward Apollo 35. During his stay here, he did lots of drawing โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ– which became a great me...
31/01/2020

Toby has recently spent time on ward Apollo 35.

During his stay here, he did lots of drawing โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ– which became a great means of escape and distraction for him. Since leaving hospital Toby turned his creative drawing talents into some fantastic fundraising for our partner charity Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal! We were delighted and very thankful to hear this from Tobyโ€™s Mum, April, and we want to share their journey with you:

โ€œWe are from North Petherton, Somerset. Toby is 12 and familiar with medical professionals after being born at 680 grams, severely growth restricted due to a growth condition at 32 weeks gestation. He was very poorly and needed a lot of care resulting in a nearly 3 month stay and lots of different specialists over the years due to having a complex history. His care has been split between Musgrove Park Hospital (Taunton) and Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and we couldnโ€™t be happier. Heโ€™s so familiar with medical professionals that nothing really fazes him and on 21st January he helped with orthopaedic mock exams. He loved it!

Toby has hip dysplasia [where the ball and socket joint of the hip does not form properly in early years] and he was getting increasingly symptomatic. On 12th September 2019, Toby had a femoral osteotomy to realign his femur angle to relieve symptoms. He is now on the waiting list for metal removal - his next operation with a much smaller recovery time.

We have had such brilliant care from everyone who has ever been involved with Toby. He was cared for so well during the lead up to surgery and in the theatre room by Mr Barnes, his wonderful orthopaedic consultant, Mr Smith and the team. His care on Apollo Ward was outstanding. Five nights were spent on the ward and he needed a lot of support to help with mobilising, pain and to keep his spirits high. Nothing was too much trouble from anyone.

Toby wanted to say thank you to Apollo ward by raising money! He drew animation pictures (heโ€™s a massive fan of cartoon creators/ animators) and sold them to family and friends. Drawing has been his escape over the past 3 months. Toby also gave pictures to some of the nurses that cared for him. We raised money through Christmas celebrations to help him increase the donation and altogether he raised ยฃ930 with the help of his sister, Daisy.

Toby is now 20 weeks post operation. After a very slow start he is progressing now really nicely. He is now able to join in his school run (an important part of his school), he completes mainly jogging with some walking, he does find this difficult and there is some pain in his muscles but he is very resilient and determined. He also has a physio programme of stretches and strength building to help with his ongoing recovery. Toby loves his new found freedom, is a happier child and he can finally see that the operation has helped him."

Thank you Toby and Daisy for the fantastic fundraising! We love the drawings and hope you continue to enjoy your new found freedom! ๐Ÿ™Œ

#PatientStory #TobysFundraising

This ๐ŸฅฐDid you see our colleagues from St Michael's Hospital on This Morning yesterday? Take a look through University Ho...
31/01/2020

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Did you see our colleagues from St Michael's Hospital on This Morning yesterday? Take a look through University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust photos ๐Ÿ“ธ to find out more ๐Ÿ‘‡

Did you see us on the telly?!

It was such a privilege to welcome Dr Larisa Corda and the ITV This Morning team to St Michaelโ€™s Hospital.

Nurses, midwives and their patients shared their inspirational stories as part of celebrations for the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

Dr Larisa met staff from throughout the hospital including the central delivery suite, postnatal wards and gynaecology, and some of the interviews were part of a segment on the show today.

Sarah Windfeld, head of midwifery, said: โ€œI am proud and delighted that This Morning chose St Michaelโ€™s Hospital to show what a wonderful job our midwives do every day helping and supporting mothers and their families at such an important time. As midwives, we are privileged to share with families this special time when their baby is born.โ€

Thank you to everyone who gave up their time to be part of the feature.

๐Ÿ“ธ Scroll through the images to find out more.

Todayโ€™s episode of This Morning can be viewed on the ITV Hub (skip to 43 mins in!) https://www.itv.com/hub/this-morning/2a6292a0266

If youโ€™re a registered nurse or midwife and are interested in working at St Michaelโ€™s or are looking for a career at UH Bristol please visit www.uhbristolcareers.co.uk.

#YearoftheNurseandMidwife

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