"One Born Every Minute" comes to Bristol

The latest series of the popular TV show "One Born Every Minute" is being filmed in Bristol. We went to meet some of the brand new stars.

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TV's "One Born Every Minute" comes to Bristol

Now it's not everyones cup of tea but many mothers are choosing to have the birth of their child filmed as part of a documentary being made at a hospital in Bristol.

Channel Four's hugely popular "One Born Every Minute" is currently shooting its fifth series at Southmead Hospital, where the delivery suite has around 6,000 births a year.

Katie Rowlett went to watch the filming in progress - and to meet some of the brand new stars.

The One Born Every Minute team are looking for more mothers-to-be from the region to take part in filming.

If you are a pregnant mum due anytime between now and Christmas please contact them on their website or give them a call on 0117 9593238 for a chat in complete confidence.

They are looking for people planning to give birth at Southmead or Cossham Hospitals but are also interested in home births in the Bristol area.

"Buy-a-blossom" breast cancer appeal

A cherry blossom tree full of messages will go on show at the new Southmead Hospital Credit: ITV News West Country

An appeal supporting breast cancer patients in Bristol starts today. The "Buy-a-blossom" scheme offers people the chance to donate money to leave messages on a giant cherry blossom tree.

It will go on show at the new Southmead Hospital. It hopes to raise more than £500,000 for the hospital's new Breast Cancer Centre.

12 month count down to Southmead Hospital opening

The first view of the atrium.
The first view of the atrium. Credit: ITV News West Country

It is exactly one year today until the opening on the new hospital building at Southmead in Bristol. Work on the 430 million pound site is already well underway.

The new building will see 75 per cent of the beds in single rooms with en-suites, and is set to be called Southmead Hospital Bristol.

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Baby photos wanted for hospital mosaic

Organisers are hoping to receive 1000 photos for the mosaic. Credit: ITV News West Country

Southmead Hospital are looking for 700 more photos of babies born at the maternity unit to form a mosaic to be displayed at the hospital.

They've unveiled their first draft showing what the piece will look like with the 300 babies taking part so far - including pictures of Stephen Merchant and Robin Cousins.

As well as donating pictures, people have donated money. So far, the hospital has raised £5,000.

Contributors to the mosaic at today's event. Credit: ITV News West Country

Two Bristol hospitals get national food award

Two Bristol hospitals have been given national awards for their food. Frenchay and Southmead Hospitals were given silver Food for Life awards by the Soil Association - the only hospitals to receive it.

In order to gain the Food for Life catering mark, the following standards must be met:

  • Meals are freshly prepared, with seasonal ingredients
  • Eggs are from cage-free hens and meat is from animals farmed to British welfare standards.
  • No endangered fish is served.
  • Menus are free from undesirable additives and GM ingredients.
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