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Health Matters Events

Last updated: 01/04/2020

Our Trust is holding virtual events at present.

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.

Health Matters: Cancer Care - Tuesday 9 November, 6.00-7.30pm

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust’s Cancer Care Team is holding an online public discussion event to talk about experiences of cancer services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Delays to cancer diagnosis and treatment due to the restrictions and pressures of the pandemic were a concern for patients and health professionals alike. At this event, which will be held online on Tuesday 9 November, we will hear first-hand from the Cancer Care team at our hospitals about the huge challenges faced by the service and its patients during the past 18 months. The team will also describe the changes and innovations which came about as a result of the pandemic and a number of new developments which could make a real difference to diagnosis and treatment.

Following the talks, there will be group discussion sessions and we would like to encourage people to come and tell us their stories about using cancer services at UHBW. We would like to hear any feedback about their experiences, including what they have appreciated or what has worked well for them and also what has been most challenging and whether they have suggestions for ways we could improve services for our patients.

The event will take place online at 6pm-7.30pm on Tuesday 9 November 2021. To book your place and receive a link to the event, please click here or contact us at FoundationTrust@uhbw.nhs.uk or 0117 342 3764.

Over the past year we have held the following events:

  • 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.