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Health Matters Events

Last updated: 01/04/2020

About Health Matters Events

Health Matters is the Trust's programme of public information and engagement events for Foundation Trust members, staff, and members of the public. We are currently planning future events - if you have any suggestions for topics please let us know by emailing foundationtrust@uhbw.nhs.uk.

Previously, we have held the following events:

  • Health Matters: Cancer Care: UHBW held an online public information and discussion event on 9 November 2021 about experiences of accessing cancer services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The recording of the presentations can be found here: https://youtu.be/5kJ56zlsijU.
  • Annual Members' Meeting: UHBW held its Annual Members Meeting/Annual General Meeting online on Thursday 16 September 2021. At the meeting, Chief Executive Robert Woolley presented the Annual Report and Accounts from 2020-2021, along with Neil Kemsley, Director of Finance and Information. Our Chief Nurse and Midwife Deirdre Fowler provided an update on the Trust’s Quality Objectives for the coming year. We also heard from two of our governors who gave a presentation on governors’ activities in 2020-2021 and their areas of focus for the year ahead, after which we heard from some of our staff who were on the front line during COVID-19 and received questions from our members. A recording of the first 4 presentations (Chief Executive, Director of Finance and Information, Chief Nurse and Midwife, and the Governors) is available on request to FoundationTrust@uhbw.nhs.uk.
  • Health Matters Event: Learning Disabilities Liaison Provision was an event organised by the Learning Disabilities Liaison Team and the Membership Team on 22 June 2021 to raise awareness of support for people with LD accessing care in our hospitals. Staff, patients, families and carers attended to hear presentations from a variety of speakers. The main talk was from Lorna Hayles and Emily Richardson, Learning Disabilities Liaison Nurses at UHBW, and focussed on the work of their team in providing support. Central to this was the importance of asking for and making reasonable adjustments and other simple changes in the way that our hospitals provide care to make it easier for people with LD. Speakers from Sirona and the Carers’ Support Centre joined us to talk about the support available in the community, and families talked about their experiences of accessing care in our hospitals. There was also a Q&A session hosted by the Interim Chair of the Trust, Jayne Mee. The video of this event can be seen here: https://youtu.be/avu3AmEZ2lw.
  • Health Matters Event: Stroke Awareness was a virtual even that took place on 11 May 2021. It looked at the patient journey from signs and symptoms, through admission and the discharge process, along with additional support from charities such as Stroke Association and Bristol After Stroke. The video of this event can be seen here: https://youtu.be/JGpX8kQY3ws.
  • Health Matters Event - Supporting Carers in our hospitals during COVID-19 coronavirus was a virtual event that took place on 20 October 2020. It was jointly hosted by UHBW and the Carers’ Support Centre. Read the event report here.