Love Bristol


Working and living in Bristol

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is the newly merged Trust comprising University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust.

Bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff, the new Trust delivers over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites serving a core population of more than 500,000 people.

With services from the neonatal intensive care unit to care of the elderly, we provide care to the people of Bristol, Weston and the South West from the very beginning of life to its later stages.

Love Bristol!

Bristol is an amazingly diverse city, home to people from all over the world. If you’re looking to relocate, then we’re sure you won’t be disappointed. Sometimes called little London, the city has many music venues, galleries and festivals that drive its creative reputation. If you’re looking for country living, we are only a few miles away from many picturesque villages and small towns in Gloucestershire and Somerset, which are all within commuter distance. The beaches of Devon, Dorset and Wales are within a two-hour drive from Bristol; a city with great green credentials, with excellent bus service and cycle lanes.

Bristol Interactive Map

Have a virtual explore of our brilliant city! Click on the pointers to find out more about the unique landmarks that help make Bristol so great. You will also find the University Hospitals Bristol buildings, where you can find out more information with regards to the services on offer – and who knows, buildings where you soon could be starting an exciting journey.


You can search for housing in the city centre which is where we are based, but many of our staff live on the outskirts of Bristol where you will often get greater value for money. The public transport network is well regarded and cycle paths are also a popular way of getting to work.

From Victorian terraced houses in Southville, to the coloured homes of Totterdown you see on picture postcards, and new builds in the suburbs or flats on the harbour, wherever you choose to live in Bristol, you will be a short trip away to the bustling city or beautiful countryside.

For housing advice from our Local Authority visit the Bristol Housing website, or visit Rightmove or Zoopla. There are also affordable rental and shared ownership schemes, provided by the Knightstone Housing Association.


Bristol provides an excellent choice of state schools and private schools. For further information, visit:

Bristol is also home of the University of Bristol – ranked in the world’s top 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2020 – and the University of the West of England is also well regarded and with many links to the Trust.


Bristol is a ‘cycling-friendly’ city, but there are also great bus and train links. The new metro-link bus service is a modern public transport system for the greater Bristol area, offering faster boarding and shorter journey times on modern, environmentally-friendly vehicles.

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston could not be easier to find, because our hospitals are right in the heart of the city. Courtesy buses run between our sites, and we are more than happy to offer help with bus passes and rail season tickets. We also provide facilities for bicycles too, but tend to limit parking spaces, and priority is given to those who need them the most.

Bristol also has some high-quality rail and motorway networks that link directly to London. Visit the national rail website.

If you want to go even further, the city is home to one of the country’s fastest growing international airports.

For more information about travelling to and around Bristol, visit Bristol’s Transport website.

Discover Bristol

Click on the videos below for an immersive 360 degree interactive experience, showing what Bristol has to offer.
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There are more than enough reasons to love life here in Bristol.

There are many interesting places to visit and things to do – the city has its feet firmly in the 21st century, with an impressive heritage to match. Whether you’re looking for culture, music or sport – not only will you find it right here, you’ll find more of it than you think. As an added bonus, the countryside and coastline are only a stone’s throw away.

Considering moving here? See below a few of the many interesting facts about Bristol:

  • Largest city in the South West of England
  • Voted the Best Place to Live in the UK by The Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide 2017
  • Named as one of the 10 happiest cities to work in the UK by The Guardian
  • First city in the UK to be awarded the European Green Capital in 2015
  • Named the kindest city in the UK, according to a study by charity 52 Lives
  • Banksy is Bristolian, and his work can still be seen on the streets of Bristol
  • Upfest, the biggest street art festival in Europe, is held in Bristol
  • Bristol hosts Europe’s largest hot air balloon fiesta
  • Bristol has its own airport, with flights to over 115 destinations in over 34 countries

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