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  • 7th May 2021
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Welcome to the May issue of The Triangle

This month the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board (BSW ICB) is proud to be awarding the first of our grants to local Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise Groups. These grants mark a significant step in our ongoing efforts to address health inequalities across our region. These health inequalities have…

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Mental Health Third Sector Alliance continues to make an exceptional impact across BSW

A Third Sector Alliance (3SA) of local organisations focused on mental health made up of Bath Mind, Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind, Rethink and Alabaré continues to have a profound impact in BSW, enhancing the accessibility and quality of mental health services. Through innovative collaboration with the Bath and North east Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated…

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Health and care partners working together to help patients leave hospital

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust took part in a joint event with health and care partners from across BSW recently in a drive to support improved patient flow across the area, recognise and unblock delays and simplify complex discharge processes. The Multi-Agency Discharge Event (MADE)brought together the local health and social care system. It…

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New helipad launches at Salisbury District Hospital

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has opened a new upgraded hospital landing site for air ambulances. The helipad was funded by a £321,000 donation from the HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads. Senior executives from the Trust, Wiltshire Air Ambulance, the HELP Appeal, and other stakeholders attended the event…

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New maternity and neonatal independent senior advocate role pilot launched in BSW

A new role being piloted in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire is now available to specifically support women, birthing people and families following the Immediate and Essential Actions identified in the Ockenden report into maternity care at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust. Maternity and Neonatal Independent Senior Advocates help ensure the voices…

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Next ICB Board Meeting in Public – 16 May 2024

The next meeting of the BSW Integrated Care Board (ICB) takes place on Thursday 16 May 2024 at 10.00am. The deadline for the public to submit written questions is 5pm on Tuesday 7 May. This meeting in public will be held in person at DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way, Swindon, SN5 8UZ Members…

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Hospital celebrates £21.6m grant for energy efficiency projects

A £21.6 million decarbonisation grant will bring the Royal United Hospitals Bath (RUH) NHS Foundation Trust one step closer to achieving its net zero goals. The multimillion pound cash boost will fund improvements including more environmentally friendly lighting, insulation, and heating and cooling controls. Most of the vital funds will be used to de-steam much…

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More than 170,000 GP appointments missed across region in last 12 months

Tens of thousands of GP appointments in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are being wasted each month due to patients not cancelling in advance when they are unable to attend. With a total of 170,187 appointments missed in the 12 months between March 2023 and March 2024, patients, along with the families…

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Join parkrun this May to celebrate our brilliant nurses and midwives

This May colleagues, families and members of the public across BSW are being encouraged to support or take part in parkrun events to mark International Day of the Midwife on 5 May and International Nurses Day on 12 May. The 5K events take part all over BSW and are free to join for anyone who…

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New Dyson Cancer Centre at the RUH welcomes first patients

The new Dyson Cancer Centre at the Royal United Hospitals Bath (RUH) NHS Foundation Trust has welcomed its first patients. The purpose built centre brings together many of the RUH’s cancer services under one roof to provide a cancer services hub for over 500,000 people in the South West. The Dyson Cancer Centre includes the…

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