Students at the University of Bristol are holding a 24 hour gaming event. Pupils are being invited to bring their phones, laptops or board games to the student union and donate money or get sponsored to play for 25 hours. All the money raised will go to the Bristol Children's Hospital.
A 13-year old boy who is the only person in the world fighting leukaemia AND another cancer that affects just six other people has been undergoing treatment in Bristol.
Deryn Blackwell's condition is so rare, doctor's at the Bristol Children's Hospital had no idea how to treat it, and had to ask consultants from across the world for help. Katie Rowlett reports.
The mother of a teenage boy being treated for TWO cancers at Bristol Children's Hospital says she's hasn't give up hope.
Deryn Blackwell is the only person in the world known to be fighting leukaemia and another form of cancer.
After a bone marrow transplant failed, Callie Blackwell, Deryn's mother, says she's hopeful holistic therapy can help.
A thirteen year old boy who is the only person in the world fighting leukaemia and another form of cancer, is being treated at Bristol Children's hospital.
Deryn Blackwell's condition is so rare that consultants from across the world had to help. A bone marrow transplant was carried out in March but it unfortunately failed. Now his family hope holistic therapy can help prolong his life.
A new ward has opened at the westcountry's biggest children's hospital. It's targeted at teenagers who are too old for children's units but too young for adult wards.
It's part of a big and expensive extension of the Bristol Childrens' Hospital. Robert Murphy reports.
Bristol Children's Hospital is to reduce the number of heart operations carried out after a formal warning over staffing levels on its cardiac unit.
It follows complaints by parents and a spot inspection by the regulator, the Care Quality Commission.
Inspectors found there weren't enough qualified, skilled or experienced staff and patients were being put at risk.
Six families are currently pursuing legal action against the hospital's trust after their children underwent heart surgery at the hospital.
Our health correspondent Rebecca Broxton reports:
The head of the trust which runs Bristol Children's Hospital, Robert Woolley, says he's very disappointed by the findings of the CQC:
The parents of Sean Turner, Yolanda and Steve, have given The West Country Tonight their reaction to the Care Quality Commission's report into Bristol Children's Hospital:
The head of the trust which runs Bristol Children's Hospital says he's very disappointed by the findings of the CQC.
– Robert Woolley, Chief Executive UBHT
I was very disappointed by the CQC’s findings following its inspection of one of our wards in the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, the paediatric cardiac ward. No family should leave the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children believing that we did not provide the best care possible for their child. I am deeply concerned that some families believe that we have let them down and will continue to ensure that we address their concerns and bring forward our plans to develop a high dependency unit.