Support in hospitals

Carers Support Centre has a team of Hospital Carer Liaison Workers who work at the BRI and Southmead Hospital. They provide one-to-one support for carers whilst they, or the person they care for, are in hospital.

This includes helping carers access appropriate children or adult care services, carrying out benefits checks, undertaking carers assessments, and giving emotional support and advice.

We are able to support hospital discharge and provide a valuable way of communicating with health professionals if the person you care for is in hospital.

Contact us

Sam Radford (Southmead)
07557 418 692
carersliaison@nbt.nhs.uk

Nicky Purchase (Southmead)
07729 737 698
carersliaison@nbt.nhs.uk

Tracey Lathrope (BRI)
07557 441 613
carersliaison@uhbw.nhs.uk

Judy Porter (BRI & Southmead)
07917 880 375
carersliaison@uhbw.nhs.uk

We can be contacted by using the contact form, or by telephone:

  • BRI: Tracey Lathrope 07557 441 613 (TUE, WED, FRI)
    Judy Porter 07917 880 375 (WED, THU, FRI)
  • Southmead Hospital: Sam Radford 07557 418 692 (MON, TUE, WED)
    Judy Porter 07917 880 375 (WED, THU, FRI)
    Nicky Purchase 07974 672 722 (THU, FRI)

Download our Carers Liaison service leaflet

Going into hospital
See our advice section on Going into Hospital, which includes information about the support you can get in hospital as a carer.