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Health Matters Events

Last updated: 01/04/2020

Health Matters is the Trust's programme of public information and engagement events. 

Our Trust is holding virtual events at present in line with national advice about holding public events during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. If you have any suggestions for topics please let us know by emailing foundationtrust@uhbw.nhs.uk.

To book for any of our events below, please click here.

Health Matters: Stroke Awareness – an Event for National Stroke Awareness Month– Wednesday 12 May, 3-4.30pm

This online event to mark National Stroke Awareness Month, led by University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, will look at the impact of strokes on individuals and families. A panel of experts will discuss how to spot the signs and symptoms of a stroke, what happens during a stroke, and how stroke survivors can access treatments, rehabilitation and support. There will also be a Q&A session so that you can ask any questions that you might have. To book your place and receive a link to the event, please book online, contact FoundationTrust@uhbw.nhs.uk, or call 0117 342 3764.

Health Matters: Learning Disabilities Liaison Provision (UHBW) - Tuesday 22 June, 10am-12noon

People with a learning disability can sometimes miss out on the support they need to access healthcare.  Simple changes in the way that hospitals provide care can make a big difference. As part of events to mark Learning Disabilities Awareness Week (21-27 June 2021), health professionals in Bristol and Weston are holding an online event to raise awareness of the support available for people with learning disabilities who are accessing care. There will be a panel of expert speakers who will talk to families, patients, carers and healthcare staff about the importance of asking for and providing ‘reasonable adjustments’ – helpful changes to the way a service works to make it easier for people with disabilities. There will also be a Q&A session so that people can ask any questions that they might have. The event will take place online on Tuesday 22 June 2021 at 10am-12 noon and will be hosted by University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust. To book your place and receive a link to the event, please book here or contact FoundationTrust@uhbw.nhs.uk or call 0117 342 3764.

Health Matters: Living Well With and Beyond Cancer - Thursday 1 July, 7-8pm

One in two people will get cancer in their lifetime. While there is a lot of support available, it’s not always obvious just how to access it. UHBW is holding an online event to raise awareness of our support services for people diagnosed with cancer. Speakers from our Bristol and Weston Personalised Care and Support Service will talk about the impact of Covid on our support services, the role of the Cancer Support Worker, and how you can access support on everything from finances, or telling family members and children, to fatigue management and healthy eating. There will also be a Q&A session so that you can ask any questions that you might have. The event will take place on Thursday 1 July 2021, 7pm-8pm. To book your place and receive a link to the event, please book here or contact FoundationTrust@uhbw.nhs.uk or call 0117 342 3764.

Event Reports

Health Matters Event - Supporting Carers in our hospitals during COVID-19 coronavirus

Health Matters - Supporting Carers was a virtual event that took place on Tuesday 20 October 2020 at 6pm-7.30pm via the Cisco Webex online meetings platform. It was jointly hosted by UHBW and the Carers’ Support Centre. Read the event report here.