NORTH BRISTOL NHS TRUST

The North Bristol NHS Trust is a part of the United Kingdom National Health Service, which offers hospital and community healthcare services to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire, and North Somerset in England.

 

The workforce of the Trust consists of over 8,000 staff. The Trust also provides medical teaching facilities associated with the University of the West of England, Bristol University, and the University of Bath.

 

North Bristol NHS Trust has also earned a Good rating from the Care Quality Commission, UK.

 

The hospitals and healthcare settings under North Bristol NHS Trust are:

 

  • Southmead Hospital is a large NHS hospital located in the area of Southmead. The Brunel Building was opened in May 2014 with 800 beds facility to provide services, including Accident & Emergency. The hospital site covers 60 acres.

  • Cossham Memorial Hospital was built in 1907 to memorialise a 19th-century politician, Handel Cossham. The services of the hospital include outpatients for various specialties and physiotherapy services.

  • Bristol Centre for Enablement: The primary services in the centre are Prosthetic services, including War Veteran Prosthetics, Orthotics, Wheelchairs & Special Seating, Wheelchair Repairs, Electronic Assistive Technology Services, and AAC West. Some of these services also cover Somerset and Wiltshire, in addition to the entire Bristol region and Gloucestershire. 

  • Frenchay Hospital: The major outpatient services performed at Frenchay Hospital are the Head Injury Therapy Unit, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, and more. 

Why should you choose the North Bristol NHS Trust?

  • NHS Pension Scheme: Every new hire immediately becomes a member (if eligible) of the NHS pension scheme. You will receive fantastic pension benefits in exchange.

 

  • Childcare Facilities: The are various schemes to support staff's kids, including Saplings Day Nursery located at Southmead Hospital, salary sacrifice systems for childcare, and childcare voucher scheme.

 

  • Personal and Professional Development: Every employee at North Bristol NHS Trust has access to Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The staff get the opportunity to strategise personal development through annual appraisal reviews. The Trust offers incredible prospects for professional development as well. 

 

  • Staff Discount: North Bristol NHS Trust provides staff discount benefits through various platforms such as: 

  1. Local Staff Discount Brochure: You can avail of discounts in up to 120 different retailers, gyms, and restaurants using North Bristol NHS Trust ID & Access Card. The updated discounts list is accessible on the staff intranet. 

  2. MyTrustBenefits is a website that will give you access to discounts with hundreds of high street brands, such as Boots, M&S, Homebase, Asda, and Costa. Through the collaboration of North Bristol NHS Trust and MyTrustBenefits, you have the option to claim discounts, earn cash back, and more. 

  3. NHS Discount: As an NHS employee, you can have a range of discounts. 

 

  • Training & Development: North Bristol NHS Trust has a Learning & Research centre with state-of-the-art education facilities to ensure our staff continue providing patients with excellent care. The centre also has a 130-person lecture theatre, a range of teaching and seminar spaces, and clinical skills and medical simulation facilities.

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Life in Bristol

Bristol is a city in southwest England that sits on the banks of the River Avon and has a rich maritime history. Its historic city centre harbour has been transformed into the Harbourside, a cultural hub that houses the M Shed museum, which highlights the city's social and industrial history. Restaurants, stores, and cultural institutions such as The Arnolfini, a modern art gallery, now occupy the harbour's nineteenth-century warehouses. 

Bristol is well-known for its harbour, architectural diversity, and contributions to the arts and sciences. It's famous for the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Bristol Balloon Fiesta, and a rich history filled with swashbuckling pirates and North American expeditions.

Education

Top 10 Schools in Bristol

  • Perry Court E-Act Academy

  • St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

  • Bishop Road Primary School

  • Ashley Down Primary School

  • Badock's Wood E-ACT Academy

  • Elmlea Junior School

  • Brunel Field Primary School

  • St Bonaventure's Catholic Primary School

  • St Johns Church of England Primary School

  • Whitehall Primary School​

Bristol is the region's leading centre for business, culture, and education, and it is home to two world-class universities, the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England. In order to prepare students for life in the workforce, the two institutions offer high-quality instruction and excellent research facilities.

Transport 

Bus: First West of England is the area's most important operator. Bristol Community Transport, Stagecoach West, Abus, National Express, Megabus, and Stagecoach South West are among the other operators. Several depots are located throughout the city, including Parson Street, Lawrence Hill, Hengrove, and Searle Crescent. Bristol has an extensive network of bus services that operate after midnight, with several services operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So, whether you're taking the bus for work or a night out, take advantage of our late night services for a cheap and dependable ride home. The metrobus network currently consists of three routes: the m1, m2, and m3, which serve a large portion of Bristol. The m3x is a fast commuter service that follows the m3 route but skips UWE Frenchay in favour of a direct route from Cabot Circus to Hambrook, significantly shortening journey times.

Train: Bristol is a must-see destination because it is the regional hub of the national rail network in the West of England. Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station and Bristol Parkway Railway Station, both operated by the Great Western Railway and other major train operators, provide local, regional, and inter-city rail services. MetroWest (previously known as Greater Bristol Metro) was launched in 2009 as a project to improve train services in Bristol and its surrounding area.

Ferry: Subject to government regulations, visitors are now permitted to board the Bristol Ferry Boats. This will result in shorter operating times and a decrease in capacity. Weather permitting, the "Mary Brunel" operates our Cross Harbour service between Hanover Quay and the S.S. Great Britain seven days a week. During these hours, the ferry operates on a demand basis rather than on a set schedule. The cost per person is £1.20.

Leisure

Bristol is well-known for its harbour, diverse architectural styles, and contributions to the arts and sciences, among other things. The Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Bristol Balloon Fiesta, and the city's rich history, which includes swashbuckling pirates and voyages to North America, are all reasons to visit.

Bristol has been named the best place to live in the United Kingdom for 2017 for the third time in four years, according to The Sunday Times. Furthermore, it has previously been named the best place to study, one of the top five most inspiring cities, and even one of the top ten cities in the world.

Bristol Cathedral and the almost as stunning St. Mary Redcliffe Church, as well as the Royal York Crescent, Europe's longest residential crescent – and, of course, the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge – are all located in this historic city.

Bristol is a vibrant and exciting city that attracts the fashionable from all over the United Kingdom. Despite not being known for its beaches, a one-hour drive will bring you to a variety of options for a day at the beach.

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