Bristol Network named a Tessa Jowell Centre of Excellence


We’re proud to announce that the Bristol Network, which includes our hospitals, has been given the honour of being named a Tessa Jowell Centre of Excellence.

The award recognises the excellent treatment, research and care that takes place across the Bristol, Cheltenham and Bath Network, including here at Southmead Hospital. 

Improving brain tumour treatment across the South West

Your donations have funded three brain tumour PhD students at the University of Bristol whose work has been an integral part of the research programme within the network. With 12,000 people diagnosed with a brain tumour every year in the UK, the need for centres devoted to improving brain tumour treatment is absolutely crucial.  

“It is a complete honour that the Bristol, Cheltenham and Bath network has been recognised as a Tessa Jowell Centre of Excellence, which is a culmination of years of hard work. This diverse multidisciplinary network is led by a highly skilled, dedicated clinical team whose priority is a patient-centred approach for all brain cancer patients.”

Professor Kathreena Kurian, neuropathologist at Southmead Hospital

This brings the total of Centres of Excellence in the UK to 17, treating 1,000 new patient per year. It also means our incredible staff are now part of a national network, sharing expertise with centres around the country to learn from each other’s experience and offer patients the best care they can.

Thank you for your support – it makes a huge difference to our patients, their families and our staff.

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