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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. The aim of these events is to raise awareness of projects and teams in UHBW, and celebrate the amazing work going on. They can also be used to gain an insight into our Foundation Member's thoughts on certain projects and get feedback on plans for the future of UHBW. Events are held both online or face-to-face, and can be held any time of the day or evening and are attended by the Council of Governors as another way for Foundation Trust Members to speak to the Governors and raise issues or even compliments about the Trust.

The events are run by the Corporate Governance Team, who have a wealth of knowledge in running these events and engaging with the public. If you have any suggestions for topics please let us know by emailing foundationtrust@uhbw.nhs.uk.

Our Future Events:

Future events are being planned and will be advertised here as soon as available. Look out for more information in our emailed newsletters to Foundation Trust members and on this page!

Previous Events:

Health Matters Event - The Importance of Vaccine Research

This event talked about the interesting world of vaccine research and how UHBW and North Bristol NHS Trusts contribute to this really important area of health research. We heard from specialists in the area of COVID-19 vaccine research, as well as patients who have contributed to vaccine research by taking part in trials. 

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. 

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.