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New non-executive director joins board

Iain Fairbairn has been appointed as a non-executive director of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UHBristol).

Research boost for Bristol Heart Institute

The Bristol Heart Institute has taken a major step towards further enhancing its reputation as a centre of excellence for medical research.

Rheumatology unit wins national award

A service for people with rheumatoid arthritis has won a prestigious award for the pioneering support it gives to patients with long-term health problems.

Dental hospitals £15m refurbishment completed

A £15 million expansion to make University of Bristol Dental Hospital among the most modern in the country has been completed.

The hospital, which is run jointly by University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol, has been equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to improve its already high standard of treatment, teaching and research.

The hospital also houses the Bristol Dental School and can now accommodate 79 dental students each year, an increase of more than 50 per cent.

TENS machines and exercise put to the test

A device more usually associated with easing labour pains is being used in combination with exercise to see if it can benefit people with osteoarthritis (OA).

100th child benefits from hearing device programme

The West of England Cochlear Implant Programme has celebrated its 100th paediatric implant. The landmark was achieved when Leanne Derrick from Hartcliffe had her implant fitted at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

Children and adults with profound deafness may benefit from a cochlear implant, which uses an external microphone, speech processor and transmitter coil to pick up sounds, convert them into electrical signals and send them to electrodes placed inside the cochlea or inner ear.