We are Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust – proud to bring together the expertise of Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham Women’s Hospital.
Our Trust is the first of its type in the UK, formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to providing the highest quality, world-class care that women, children and families want, and deserve.
Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care; more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.
We have a clear mission, vision and goal for what we want to achieve.
Our mission is to provide outstanding care and treatment, to share and spread new knowledge and practice, and to always be at the forefront of what is possible.
Our vision is to be a world-leading team, providing world-leading care.
Our goal is to be the best place to work and be cared for, where research and innovation thrives, creating a global impact.
With more than 641,000 visits from patients each year, we are a busy Trust and pride ourselves on the commitment of our 6,000 strong team, which works tirelessly to provide the very best treatment and support to our women, children and families.
Every day our UK and globally-respected surgeons, doctors, nurses, midwives and allied healthcare professionals provide some of the most advanced treatments, complex surgical procedures and cutting-edge research, to improve care today and develop even better care for the future.
Home to the country’s leading teaching centres, we’re passionate about nurturing and developing the skills of our present and future workforce, along with investing in the very best training and education to foster life-long learning.
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Hospital Trust believe in creating a culture where differences are valued. To do that well, we strive to ensure that we recruit from the communities we serve. This enables us to foster an inclusive culture that welcomes, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees, as well as our patients, families and visitors. We refuse to condone any discrimination based on age, disability, sex, gender identity, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion, sexual orientation (including but not limited; to biphobia, transphobia, homophobia) or any other basis for treating people unfairly. Health equality is at our core, which is what drives us to work even harder to acknowledge and support those from marginalised groups. We will work together to be a Trust where inclusivity is always our starting point.
Our vision and values:
We know that organisations which have strong values and behaviours do well and that employees are engaged, happy and motivated in their work. We’ve worked closely with staff to develop and embed our values and we will continue to ensure that they underpin the way we care for our patients and each other.
We continually challenge ourselves to improve care and services through innovation, research and education.
We take personal responsibility to always do our best for our patients, families, and each other, challenging behaviours and attitudes whenever we need to, we speak up and ask for help.
We deliver care and services, with respect and kindness, for our patients, families, ourselves, and each other; we listen and are inclusive.
Birmingham Women’s Hospital is a centre of excellence, providing specialist services to more than 50,000 women, men and their families every year from our city, the wider region and beyond.
We are one of only two dedicated women’s hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year.
We offer a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care. Our Fertility Centre is one of the best in the country. Our fetal medicine centre receives regional and national referrals and we are home to the West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory - the largest of its type in Europe.
We’re also proud to be an international centre for education, research and development with a research budget of more than £3 million per year.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital is the UK’s leading specialist paediatric centre, caring for sick children and young people up to the age of 16. Rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC in February 2017, we are world leader in some of the most advanced treatments, complex surgical procedures and cutting-edge research and development.
We have a national liver and small bowel transplant centre and are a global centre of excellence for complex heart conditions, the treatment of burns, cancer and liver and kidney disease. We are a nationally designated specialist centre for epilepsy surgery and boast a paediatric major trauma centre for the West Midlands. Alongside this our fantastic Paediatric Intensive Care Unit is rated 'Outstanding' by the CQC.
We are also home to one of the largest Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the country, with 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 our Forward Thinking Birmingham community mental health service for 0-25 year olds.