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Surgical Division

We have 2 specialist inpatient wards plus an adult ICU based in the new ward block – one of which focuses on upper and lower GI surgery taking both elective and emergency patients and includes daily discharges from our Intensive Care Unit. Our thoracic and ENT services combine both emergency and elective patients. All of these specialisms take tertiary referrals so there are highly complex patients which give staff the opportunity to learn many new skills. The emergency focus of the surgical and trauma work are all co-located in the main BRI building to enhance the pathways for patients, and promote close working relationships between the ward and theatre teams.

The Surgical and Trauma Assessment Unit has a combination of inpatient beds and an ambulatory seated area and takes direct GP admission patients as well as the emergency department referrals so no two days are ever the same.

The trauma and orthopaedic wards work closely with the ortho geriatric team, AHP’s and the clinical nurse specialists to ensure a complete team approach, to support this group of patients with there complex pathways and specialist limb reconstruction surgery.

All of the wards are supported by our dynamic practice education facilitator who co-ordinates and organises structure teaching programmes as well as informal ward based teaching whilst working along side staff.

Our intensive care and high dependency units, have combined into an impressive unit, enabling the delivery of 21st century care, with our state-of-the-art electronic patient records for the people of Bristol, and the South West.

Patient safety and quality are of the utmost importance, and are central to everything we do, whilst we ensure our patients have a positive experience throughout their time in our care.

For more information about our Surgical Division, visit our trust page.

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