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We have merged

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) was formed on 1 April 2020 following the merger of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust.

Bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff, the new Trust delivers over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites serving a core population of more than 500,000 people.

With services from the neonatal intensive care unit to care of the elderly, we provide care to the people of Bristol, Weston and the south west from the very beginning of life to its later stages.

Our staff are the lifeblood of our Trust. They provide general diagnostic, medical and surgical services to the populations of central Bristol, south Bristol and North Somerset. These services are delivered from our Bristol city centre campus and Weston General Hospital with some services delivered in community settings such as South Bristol Community Hospital.

We also provide specialist services such as children's services, cardiac and cancer services, and other smaller specialist services that are nationally commissioned, to a wider population through the south west and beyond.

Joining together as one provides us with an exciting and unique opportunity to take everything that's good about Weston and UH Bristol, to create something even better, which is seen as a beacon for outstanding education, research and innovation.


Shaping our Future Together newsletter

January 2020

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Useful links

Proposed merger takes a significant step forward (30 July 2019)

Two NHS Trusts to work towards possible merger (31 January 2018)

Weston Area Health Trust and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust agree formal partnership arrangement (9 February 2017)

Strategic Outline Business Case (Click on item 12 or scroll to page 209)