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Our latest press releases, news stories and events.

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Students' ideas brought to life in new wing

Artistic ideas and designs from talented local students have been brought to life and will brighten the stay of young hospital patients. Pupils from Bingley Grammar School have worked on mood boards and features for the new paediatric wards and adolescent lounge which are nearing completion and form part of Bradford Royal Infirmary’s new £28 million wing.

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Kind-hearted pupils get sneak preview of children's ward

Talented pupils from a Bradford school have been given a sneak preview of one of our new paediatric wards. Bingley Grammar School students were given a VIP tour of ward 32 by Shane Embleton, Head of Capital Projects for the new BRI hospital wing, after raising over £4,500 for childrens toys, games and electronic equipment.

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Can cochlear implants combat dementia?

A pioneering study which will look at whether cochlear implants can help combat dementia in old age has been launched at a Bradford hospital. The announcement comes on World Hearing Day (March 3), as doctors at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI), part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals, start recruitment for the European and Middle Eastern-wide study involving those aged 55 and over with profound hearing loss.

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Consultant retires feet from birthplace

A Bradford consultant has retired after spending the majority of his working life just feet away from where he was born. Consultant Clinical Scientist in Nuclear Medicine Mike Avison has devoted more than a quarter of a century working in nuclear medicine at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI), part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Patient experience showcase first for BRI

We’re all working hard to improve patient experience throughout our hospitals. And now we're delighted to announce that we’re all set to host the first Patient Experience Showcase on Wednesday, March 1 at BRI’s Sovereign Lecture Theatre.

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Hospital information hub opens its doors

Patients have all the information they need at their fingertips, thanks to a new hub at Bradford Teaching Hospitals. The Information Centre is part of the Trust’s new £28m wing and is housed close to the new retail concourse, which opened recently at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

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New £3m centre to tackle key health questions

A new Bradford centre will improve the health and well-being of children and the elderly – and the safety of patients in hospitals and clinics. The Wolfson Centre for Applied Healthcare Research, to be established beside Bradford Royal Infirmary, will bring together researchers from the universities of Leeds and Bradford with clinicians from Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Book your place at bereavement conference

Following on from the success of our first annual Bereavement Conference last year, a second is now planned. It will be held on Monday, 13 March from 9am-3.15pm at BRI’s Sovereign Lecture Theatre. This year’s theme will be ‘Bereavement Support: Striving for Excellence.’

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'Stonebuster' Harry's island adventure

A Bradford consultant has been using his expertise to introduce a new medical procedure to Sri Lanka’s hospitals for the benefit of patients. Dr Harry Bardgett, a consultant radiologist at Bradford Royal Infirmary, learned of the plight of people suffering from kidney stones on the island during a chance meeting with Eastbourne-based consultant urologist, Graham Watson, who runs his own charity.

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BRI says g'day to visitor from Down Under

Bradford Royal Infirmary recently played host to a long-distance visitor from Down Under, who travelled thousands of miles to experience first-hand the skills of doctors and nurses. Final-year student Rashmee Dhunnoo spent her month-long elective at the hospital, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as part of her postgraduate degree training at the Central Clinical School of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (University of Sydney), Australia.

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