Stories from around our Trust
Over the coming week, some of our Postgraduate Doctors are taking industrial action across the UK as part of its dispute over pay and conditions with the Government.
Sickle cell patients attending Birmingham Children’s Hospital will benefit from a new red blood cell exchange device being delivered as part of a national boost in funding.
Baby Thomas was diagnosed with suspected Botulism, a rare but life-threatening condition caused by botulinum toxin. The toxin’s spores are sometimes, though very rarely, found in soil and dust and is the chemical used in the production of Botox.
A brave nine-year-old Birmingham Children’s Hospital patient is doing all she can to raise awareness of the sometimes ‘hidden’ sickle cell disease (SCD) – a serious and lifelong condition that affects red blood cells.
The Trust has welcomed a new lead for strategy and innovation at BWC.
Our Milk Bank is calling for more donors to provide breast milk to babies in our neonatal unit and provide to hospitals across the West Midlands.
You may have read in October about the incredible story of Sheila Jones, the first patient in the world to be treated for Phenylketonuria (PKU) using a special diet prepared at our Children’s Hospital in 1951. Well, we were delighted to welcome the son of one of the key figures in Sheila’s treatment, Dr John Gerrard, who travelled over from the United States to find out more about his father’s legacy 70 years on.
Harry was born with Shone's syndrome, a very rare congenital heart disease where many of the left heart structures are not formed properly.
A nurse from our Children’s Hospital has recently spent time volunteering in Bolivia to help young people with cleft lip and cleft palate in communities where treatment is not always readily available.