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29 March 2012

Minute-by-minute - How the West is done

How The West Is Done: BBC Radio Bristol goes out across the West to find out how we live, work and play. They are looking at everyday life in the West and hearing the stories of the people who live here.

Radio Bristol is broadcasting live from various locations within the University Hospitals Bristol Trust, throughout a 24 hour period which begins at 8am on Thursday 29 March.  It will cover the 'stories behind the statistics'.

Listen live on Radio Bristol

View the live text feed online

Summary of the broadcasts being covered:

Interview about the redevelopment of the BRI

Broadcast from the central delivery suite at St Michael's Hospital

Interview with the play centre at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Interview with the clinical site team

Broadcast from the emergency department

Interview with the dieticians and a mealtime volunteer

Interview with a patient who is receiving radiotherapy after having brachytherapy

Broadcast from a theatre in Bristol Eye Hospital

Statistics about University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol)

• UH Bristol is one of the country's largest acute hospitals
• The Trust runs nine hospitals in Bristol (Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol General Hospital, Bristol Homeopathic Hospital, Bristol Eye Hospital, St Michael's Hospital, University of Bristol Dental Hospital)
• The Trust has over 9,000 staff who run over 100 different clinical services from neonatal intensive care to care of the elderly
• The Trust's annual turnover for the last completed financial year (2010/11) was £506 million
• With strong links to the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England, UH Bristol is a major medical research centre in the region
• The Trust is the largest centre for medical training in the South West.