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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 for Foundation Trust members, staff, and members of the public. If you have any suggestions for topics please let us know by emailing foundationtrust@uhbw.nhs.uk.

Our next online Health Matters Event:

Health Matters Event - Ask an Obstetric Anaesthetist - Book here!

Are you due to have a baby soon? Are you wondering what your pain relief options will be when you are in labour? These questions and more will be answered at our next Health Matters event all about anaesthesia and pain relief in labour.

Join UHBW on Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 6 December where we will have an Obstetric Anaesthetist and a panel of colleagues who will be answering your questions and talking about the different types of pain relief you will be offered, both medical and non-medical.

We will be meeting on Microsoft Teams from 5.30pm on Tuesday 6 December, please join us to ask your burning questions!

Our Future Events:

Future events are being planned in the fields of the Vaccine & Testing Team, Quality Counts and A Day in the Life of a Hospital Visit. Look out for more information in our emailed newsletters to Foundation Trust members and on this page!

Previous Events:

Health Matters Event - Waiting Well

This event discussed waiting lists, and how public feels about them. It explored how UHBW could provide more information to patients on waiting lists and the kind of information public would want to see. The video of this event will be available soon.

Health Matters Event- Healthier Together@ Home

This event looked at the new virtual ward initiative that is growing in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. We discussed the perceived benefits and drawbacks of using the service, as well as how public felt on recent overnight stays on wards. Read out event report and see the presentation here.

Health Matters Event - Making our hospitals greener – a sustainability story

A panel of speakers discussed the actions of the NHS in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire around single-use plastics, recycling, waste disposal and vehicle emissions and cutting carbon emissions at our hospitals. Check out the video of the event here.

Meet your Governor events - Tell us what matters to you

Governors are keen to get out and about and find out what matters to the people who use our hospitals. Our first Meet Your Governor event this year was an opportunity for residents and staff in North Somerset to meet their Governors and was held on 23 June 2022 at Weston General Hospital. We are also hoping to hold Meet your Governor events in Bristol and South Gloucestershire over the coming year.