Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is a brand new organisation, providing the very best of family-centric care for Birmingham and beyond.
Officially launched in February 2017, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust brings Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham Women’s Hospital together under one united NHS Foundation Trust – the first of its kind in the UK.
The integration of our Trusts follows months of close working to develop shared goals for the best women’s and children’s healthcare, built around the whole family, improving care for many generations of families to come.
Our two much loved hospitals’ names and locations remain the same, as have our incredible teams. With over 6,000 staff working together to provide the best possible care to thousands of patients each year, we pride ourselves on caring, listening, responding and improving.
For an insight into Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, please watch our video.
Mission & Values
As a newly integrated Trust we’re currently working to bring together one mission, vision and a combined set of values based around four common goals:
- Safe, high quality care today
- Continually looking to improve and be even better
- Working in partnership with others
- Leading the way across health care
"Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is a brand new organisation, providing the very best of family-centric care for Birmingham and beyond."
Our rich history
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (BWC) brings together the very best in paediatric and women’s care in the region and is proud to have many UK and world-leading surgeons, doctors, nurses, midwives and other allied healthcare professionals on our team.
Birmingham Women’s Hospital is a centre of excellence, providing a range of specialist health care services to over 50,000 women and their families every year from Birmingham, the West Midlands and beyond. As well as delivering over 8,200 babies a year, we offer a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care, as well as a comprehensive genetics service, which serves men and women. Our fertility centre is one of the best in the country, while the fetal medicine centre receives regional and national referrals. Our hospital is also an international centre for education, research and development with a research budget of over £3 million per year. In April 2016, we were announced as the national miscarriage research centre – the first of its kind in the UK – in partnership with Tommy’s baby charity.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital is the UK’s leading specialist paediatric centre, caring for sick children and young people between 0 and 16 years of age. Based in the heart of Birmingham city centre, our hospital is a world leader in some of the most advanced treatments, complex surgical procedures and cutting edge research and development. We are a nationally designated specialist centre for epilepsy surgery, and also boast a paediatric major trauma centre for the West Midlands, a national liver and small bowel transplant centre and a centre of excellence for complex heart conditions, the treatment of burns, cancer and liver and kidney disease.
We are also home to one of the largest Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the country, comprising of a dedicated inpatient Eating Disorder Unit and Acute Assessment Unit for regional referrals of children and young people with the most serious of problems (Tier 4) and the new Forward Thinking Birmingham mental health service for 0 to 25 year olds.