Birmingham Women's Hospital General Information leaflet 

Restaurants, Shops and Cafés

We have a selection of places where you can purchase food and drinks. Our Women’s Hospital has a restaurant located on the lower ground floor that serves freshly cooked meals for breakfast and lunch along with a selection of salads sandwiches and other snack items. You'll also find a coffee shop on the ground floor near the main entrance.

If you are staying with us as a patient on one of our wards, you will also be served food via our ward trolleys.

We also have a shop near the main entrance selling cold drinks and snacks as well as newspapers, books and magazines.

Facilities in the local area 

The Women’s Hospital is a fifteen-minute walk from Harborne High Street, which has a variety of shops and other facilities and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, which has a large WHSmiths, is just two minutes away.


We have a free-to-use cash machine located on your left as you come into the main foyer from the main entrance.

If you are eligible and need to be reimbursed for travel expenses, our cash office is located just off the main foyer.

Mobile phones and Internet access

When you are staying with us, you’re welcome to bring your mobile phones and other electronic equipment and use them when you need to – you just need to make sure they’ve been tested by our electricians before plugging in any chargers or power supplies. Just ask your ward clerk and they’ll arrange this for you.

You can use your mobile phone in most areas of the hospital. On wards where equipment might be affected by your phone, there will be notices asking you to switch it off.

We do ask that you are considerate about other patients on the ward, keep the sound off or use headphones and only answer or make calls in an appropriate place to limit the disturbance to others.


We have a charging point in the main entrance area of the hospital that visitors can use to make sure their phone is topped up for all of those essential calls you’ll need to make when there is a new arrival in the family. 


Our hospitals have guest Wi-Fi that patients and families can use, you can join our guest network by registering with your phone number. Please note that Wi-Fi speeds vary from area to area.