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A red bag: a simple change packing a difference – Somerset

The red bag scheme or ‘hospital transfer pathway’ is a small change having a big impact on care home residents in the Somerset area. When a resident becomes unwell and is assessed as needing hospital care, care home staff pack a dedicated red bag that includes the resident’s standardised paperwork and their medication, as well […]

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A red bag: a simple change packing a difference – BNSSG

The red bag scheme or ‘hospital transfer pathway’ is a small change having a big impact on care home residents in the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area. When a resident becomes unwell and is assessed as needing hospital care, care home staff pack a dedicated red bag that includes the resident’s standardised paperwork […]

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Skin cancer patient warns of delayed dangers following sun exposure

The lasting effects of over exposure to the sun are being driven home this month (June), as part of NHS England’s Cover Up, Mate campaign. It’s a skin cancer prevention initiative, which targets those who work outside, including farmers, gardeners, and men in particular. Victor Verrier, (MBE) from Taunton, was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2002 […]

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Health experts warn men to ‘Cover Up’ this bank holiday weekend

It’s never too early or too late to reduce your risk of skin cancer. That’s the message from health experts this bank holiday weekend, as the sun is set to make another blistering appearance. NHS England is urging men who spend a lot of time outdoors to ‘Cover Up, Mate’ and slap on the sun […]

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Sergei Skripal discharged from Salisbury District Hospital

Sergei Skripal has been discharged from Salisbury District Hospital. Mr Skripal and his daughter, Yulia Skripal, were admitted to the hospital along with DS Nick Bailey after having been exposed to a nerve agent on 4 March 2018. All three have now been discharged. While these patients have now been discharged, their right to patient […]

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Health and care heroes to represent South region in NHS birthday awards

The NHS in the South has today (Friday 18th May) revealed the ten individuals and teams it has chosen as regional champions in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. The champions – including dedicated Nurses, Domestic Assistants, GP’s, Health and Social Care projects and the Armed Forces Community Health and Wellbeing team […]

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Updates on the Salisbury incident

Updated: 16 May at 3.44pm Following the incident in Salisbury on Sunday 4 March, one inpatient (a man in his 60s) remains in the care of Salisbury District Hospital after being exposed to a nerve agent. The health of this individual is improving and he is no longer in a critical condition. Public Health England […]

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Updates on the Salisbury incident

Hello, my name is Dr Christine Blanshard and I’m the Medical Director here at Salisbury District Hospital. I am joined by Lorna Wilkinson our Director of Nursing. I want to give you an update on the progress of the two remaining inpatients that we are treating here at the Hospital – Sergei and Yulia Skripal. […]

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Updates on the Salisbury incident

Patient condition update: Sergei Skripal Dr Christine Blanshard, Medical Director at Salisbury District Hospital said: “Following intense media coverage yesterday, I would like to take the opportunity to update you on the condition of the two remaining patients being treated at Salisbury District Hospital. “Last Thursday, I informed you that Yulia Skripal’s condition had improved to […]

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Updates on the Salisbury incident

Patient condition update: Sergei and Yulia Skripal Following the incident in Salisbury on Sunday 4 March, three people have been treated as inpatients at Salisbury District Hospital. The hospital, via NHS England, has been providing regular updates on the condition of these patients, while respecting our duty of patient confidentiality. With only two patients now […]

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