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Come to our public Health Matters Events to find out more about different health conditions, ask your questions, and have your say on our services. 

'Health Matters' is the Trust's programme of public information and engagement events. They take place almost every month throughout the year.

We are currently putting together the programme of events for 2020 - more details will be available here soon.


Thank you to those of who attended our events in 2019:

  • At Health Matters - Quality Counts on 24 January 2019 you gave us your views on the quality of care we provide and what our priorities should be in the year ahead. The report from the event can be seen here
  • At our February event, 'UH Bristol - our 2025 Vision', you looked at the Trust's emerging plans for its five-year strategy. Your views will inform the content of the strategy, which will be published soon.
  • Around 45 people attended our March event on Arthritis Care and enjoyed an informative presentation on the causes, symptoms and treatments of arthritis. 
  • In April, we held an event on Living With Dementia, with a talk, workshop session and Q&A panel exploring how our hospitals provide care for people with dementia. 
  • May's event focussed on Pain Management - a talk from a consultant anaesthetist and a clinical psychologist on the work of our Pain Clinic and its approach to managing pain. The event included a session illustrating the importance of movement in which participants were guided to take part in gentle physical movement by one of our pain physiotherapists.
  • In June we held an event on the topic of Children's Trauma Services - a talk from one of our consultants from Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
  • On 16 July we held a lively event focussing on Stroke Care, with a talk from Clare Holmes, Stroke Consultant on the impact of strokes and how to be aware of the symptoms of a stroke.
  • At our AGM/Annual Members' Meeting on 19 September, attendees heard from our Board of Directors and Governors about the highlights of the past year and plans for the next. This year's guest presentation focussed on improvements that we are currently making to our outpatient services.
  • On 15 October we held a public event explaining why the Trust had taken the decision to declare a 'Climate Emergency' and the development of a new Sustainability Development Strategy for our hospitals. 
  • At our final Health Matters Event of 2019, on 19 November, we explored the topic of Faith in Health. Speakers from various different faiths talked about how our hospitals could better meet the cultural and religious needs of patients and carers.