State of the art Southmead Hospital opens this month

Published on: 05 May 2014

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The new Southmead Hospital opens  at the end of this month. As these pictures show, the £430 million development will priovide state-of-the-art facilities.

Andrea Young, chief executive of North Bristol NHS Trust, said:

“The Brunel building will dramatically improve privacy and dignity for patients with single rooms, en-suite facilities and a dedicated route through the hospital which means they do not have to be taken past members of the public before or after their operations.“Our highly skilled teams from Frenchay Hospital will be moving to Southmead Hospital including the major trauma centre, accident and emergency, neurosciences, plastics and adult burns.“They will be joining our great services already based at Southmead Hospital including orthopaedics and renal and transplant. 

So it really will be a case of brand new hospital, same familiar and trusted faces.”

"Southmead Hospital Bristol will be a centre of excellence, not only with those services based within the new Brunel building, but also our other clinical areas such as maternity, pathology and breast care.”

Key dates

Wednesday, May 7

Children’s accident and emergency services at Frenchay Hospital move to Bristol Children’s Hospital along with specialist services currently based at Frenchay.

Monday, May 12

The move begins of staff, wards and services from existing premises at Southmead and Frenchay

Monday, May 19 at 2am

Frenchay A&E closes and immediately re-opens in the new Brunel building, Southmead

Monday, May 19

Outpatient appointments begin in the Brunel building and the first Frenchay wards begin to move across

Wednesday, May 28

The move is complete and all services and departments are open

For a full list of when and where staff are moving please visit


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