NHS

Birmingham's NHS Hospitals are renowned for their quality of care, facilities, training and research.

The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has some of the top hospitals in the region

Overview

Central Birmingham is home to some fantastic state-of-the-art medical facilities and specialised hospitals close to the City Centre. These include one of Europe's leading hospitals - The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham - and the University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust which has highly specialised cardiac, liver, oncology and neurosurgery services.

On top of these brilliant facilities for patients, there are also a variety of vacancies and positions available within these hospitals for healthcare professionals moving to the area. QEHB alone employs more than 8,000 staff between its two hospital sites.

Key Facts

  • More than 10,000 tons of steel was used to build the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham is the city's first new hospital for 70 years
  • The Liver unit at the University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust celebrated its 30th year in 2012

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Run by the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation trust, the £545m super hospital - Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham - provides direct clinical services to over 800,000 patients per year both nationally and internationally.

It is known as a leading hospital in Europe with a list of specialist facilities for cancer, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics. It is the hub for the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe and world-renowned for its expertise in trauma and military casualties including ballistic and blast injuries. The site also hosts the UK's only National institute for Health Research and Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre.

Birmingham Children's Hospital

Providing over 270,000 young patients from the West Midlands and beyond, Birmingham Children's Hospital has the widest range of facilities in the region.

It houses the largest Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the country and a further 33 specialities including liver transplant surgery, specialised respiratory and dermatology. The hospital is also leading international research in different sectors including rare diseases, infection and childhood cancer.

University Hospitals Birmingham

The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) has specialist services for cardiac, liver, oncology and neurosurgery patients across the UK. The trust has the largest kidney programme in the UK and has also recently celebrated the liver unit's 30th year of transplantation.

Other specialisms include a major centre for burns and plastic surgery, neurosciences and a specialist cancer centre.

Birmingham Community Healthcare

There are over 400 hospitals, clinics and heath centres throughout Birmingham and the wider West Midlands region providing care services to all ages and needs. These include those with rehabilitation needs, learning disabilities and dental services.

The Birmingham Community Healthcare website provides users with an extensive and informative guide to these healthcare establishments based on your specific requirements. The website also provides student resources as well help for those who are looking for employment in the NHS.

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

Based across two hospitals - Hospital of St. Cross in Rugby and University Hospital in Coventry, the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust is one of the largest teaching trusts in the UK teaching students from Warwick Medical School. The hospitals have the latest advances in patient care, teaching and innovation whilst also managing to beat national waiting time targets.

For those looking to start a family, the maternity services for the Trust are among the very best across the entire NHS.

Worcestershire Hospitals

The county of Worcestershire has three main sites under the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust - Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and Worcestershire Royal Hospital. The Trust has won or placed highly in several awards including winning a CHKS Top Hospital Award in 2015.

The Worcestershire Royal Hospital is the newest of the tree Trust hospitals and has specialist services for the whole county including stroke services and cardiac stenting. Since January 2015, the site has opened a state-of-the-art Oncology Centre - a first for the county.

Solihull Hospital

Located just 10 minutes walk from the city centre, Solihull Hospital has been in existence from the 1930's with the Solihull District General Hospital opening in 1994. The hospital has a range of outpatient, inpatient and emergency care services and is the regional centre for skin treatment (dermatology). It is also part of the Heart of England Trust - one of the largest hospital trusts in England working with Heartlands Hospital and a number of community services.

Solihull Community Services is also part of the Heart of England Trust. There are a wide variety of local contacts and services including specific teams for heart failure, occupational therapy, podiatric surgery and a range of children's services.