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CQC Rating 2019
UH Bristol has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
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Paediatric Cardiac Service
The Paediatric Cardiac Service provides specialist treatment and care for children with heart problems
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Children's Hospital Passport
The UH Bristol's Children's Hospital Passport is a document to help children with disabilities when going to hospital.
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About us

Welcome to the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

The Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC) provides a local service for Bristol children and a referral service for specialist care for families across the South West and nationally.

Main reception: 0117 342 8460 - Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm only

Trust switchboard: 0117 923 0000

As part of plans to help people find their way around our hospitals, the names of wards and departments at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC) are changing during May 2018.

Please note that your appointment letter may still feature the old location name. If you're unsure where you are going please ask a member of staff at our children's hospital or ask for a leaflet outlining the old and new names.

You can view our new trust map here


If you're looking for information on the children's emergency department click here


The current building opened on 22 April 2001 and was the first purpose-built children's hospital in the South West. In April 2007, a further ward was opened to accommodate children's services from Southmead, and in May 2015 two specialist hospital services for children moved from Frenchay Hospital to create one centre of excellence in Bristol.

These pages are designed to provide you with useful information to help you during your stay with us.

You might find it useful to view this document if your child has been referred to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. 

If you have questions, please contact the Family Information Room on 0117 342 8065 or email

If you require the services of an interpreter during a hospital visit, the Trust has a team of interpreters whose services we can call upon. Depending on the circumstances, staff may also use a telephone interpreting service as an alternative.

Children's mini site screen shot

Visit our interactive website designed for young patients between the ages of 8-12. You'll find lots of information about what happens at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, and some fun activities too.  

Looking to support us?  Find out more about our charities here.

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Trust switchboard - 0117 923 0000
Main reception: 0117 342 8460 - Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm only
Above & Beyond Charities
Working in partnership with Above & Beyond Charities (Registered Charity number: 1170973 Company number:10394287).
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The Grand Appeal
Working in partnership with Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal (Registered Charity No. 1043603).
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To see the latest news, patient stories and staff profiles check out our Facebook page.
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