Just a short walk from the hospital buildings, our Trust Headquarters is situated in the heart of this beautiful city. The HQ is the base location of the Trust’s executives and a significant number of the corporate services teams, from the Finance department, to the Administration team.
Central Health Clinic
The Central Health Clinic is a community health clinic which houses the Pain Clinic, Unity Sexual Health and The Bridge sexual assault referral centre. The Pain Clinic is a multidisciplinary team that works with people experiencing chronic pain. Unity Sexual Health is the free and confidential sexual health service for the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire region, providing STI testing and treatment, contraception and pregnancy advice. The Bridge offers medical care, emotional and psychological support, as well as practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted.
Education and Research Centre
Our purpose-built Education Centre features lecture theatres, tutorial rooms, a clinical skills teaching room, the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre, two library and IT training rooms. If we are going to provide the quality of treatment and care that we want to, we need a workforce with the right skills. And that is even more important to us than the great reputation we’ve earned for training and development, not to mention equality of access to career opportunities.
Estates and Facilities
Our Facilities and Estates Team work to ensure our buildings offer a safe, pleasant environment and that our patients benefit from clean wards, healthy and appetising meals as well as efficient portering and transport services. They also ensure our nursing staff, who are using some of the most state-of-the-art equipment, have strong maintenance back-up and engineering support.
Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC)
The Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre provides Radiotherapy and Haematology services to Bristol and the South West, as well as specialist treatment to those with cancer. In its main reception you can find the Cancer Information and Support Centre, which acts as a drop-in centre for anyone whose life has been affected with cancer. The hospital treats teenagers and young people in its dedicated Teenage and Young Adults (TYA) ward, which is the principal TYA treatment centre for the region.
Bristol Heart Institute (BHI)
With its impressive appearance, the Bristol Heart Institute is a centre of excellence for cardiac patients with the most complex and specialist needs. In its theatres, surgeons might be performing life-changing surgery, while in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, staff are looking after patients recovering from surgery or those that have suffered a heart attack. There are various inpatient wards catering for those with a variety of cardiac problems, such as adult congenital heart disease. There is also an outpatient service on the ground floor.
South Bristol Community Hospital (SBCH)
The most recent addition to our hospital sites, £45million South Bristol Community Hospital has brought diagnostic and therapy services closer to patients in South Bristol, reducing the need for travel into the city centre. Services include Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Speech and Language, Radiology and also a Community Dental Service.
Bristol Eye Hospital (BEH)
Celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2010, the Bristol Eye Hospital has both a historical and specialist reputation. As well as being a leading centre for Ophthalmology research, the hospital provides services such as Emergency Care, Laser Eye Surgery and Outpatient Clinics for issues like glaucoma and cornea infections.
Bristol Dental Hospital (BDH)
The Bristol Dental Hospital provides a comprehensive range of specialist services to children and adults in the South West, as well as providing outstanding teaching and training to the next generation of dentists. Some of its services include Orthodontics, Radiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Restorative Dentistry.
St Michael’s Hospital
St Michael’s Hospital provides Bristol city centre’s Maternity Services, as well as Gynaecology, Children and Adult Audiology and Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) services. The hospital includes a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), for babies that need extra special care when they are born.
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC)
The Bristol Royal Hospital for Children provides vital paediatric services to the families across the South West and in some cases, nationwide. As well as having a Children’s Emergency Department, the hospital is home to the Regional Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), looking after critically ill babies and children up to the age of 16. Throughout the hospital you will find a variety of wards that cater for patients with varying needs, but also look out for the numerous playrooms and the specialist play team!
Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI)
The Bristol Royal Infirmary, often abbreviated to BRI, is the largest hospital in the Trust. With 10 floors and a helipad, the hospital provides an array of services, including General Medicine, Emergency Care, Surgery and Trauma and Orthopaedic. Make sure you head up to the café on Level 9, where you can see panoramic views of Bristol’s city centre.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the picturesque Avon Gorge, is the symbol of the city of Bristol. For almost 150 years, this Grade I listed structure has attracted visitors from all over the world. The bridge joins Bristol and North Somerset.
Cabot Tower, set in the gorgeous parkland of Brandon Hill near Park Street in the West End, is a 105ft tower built in 1897 to commemorate John Cabot’s famous voyage from Bristol to the continent of North America, four hundred years earlier.
Cranes – Harbourside
A landmark on Bristol’s docks, these cargo cranes are a link to the city’s 1950s trading heyday. Built by Stothert & Pitt in Bath, these four cranes, are the last survivors of over 40 here in the City Docks during the 1950s.
SS Great Britain
The brainchild of our most famous honorary Bristolian, Isambard Kingdom Brunel; this iconic steam ship is the heart of a multi-award-winning visitor attraction. Rescued from rust and wreckage in 1970, and since lovingly restored to her Victorian heyday, a visit to the SS Great Britain allows you to step back in time and explore true stories from the opulent first-class, to the cramped and quarrelsome steerage.
We The Curious
We The Curious is a state-of-the-art visitor attraction, offering an amazing world of hands-on discovery. With over 300 exhibits, We The Curious is a must-see for all ages and takes you on an incredible journey exploring the inner workings of the world around us.
Locally, people call the St James Barton roundabout in Bristol’s city centre, The Bearpit. Rumour has it that the name was coined by street cleaners who thought that the layout of the 1970s subway system resembled the sunken bearpits commonly seen at zoos.
Bristol Temple Meads railway station runs trains to most of Britain, including Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, London, Manchester and Scotland. And the local area doesn’t miss out either, with regional services to Weston-super-Mare, Taunton and Gloucester. Bristol Temple Meads is the largest train station in Bristol and one of the oldest in the World.
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
19 galleries over three floors reveal fascinating cultures, ancient civilisations, human invention and creativity, as well as showcasing our beautiful and fragile natural world. With world-class collections of art, archaeology, geology and natural history are displayed inside this beautiful Edwardian building.
The commercial heart of the city, the £500 million Cabot Circus, is the place to go for high street names and big brands. The centre has over 90 shops including Harvey Nichols, a great mix of restaurants and a multi-screen cinema.